” pretty near heathens . . . “

” Inishkea, where the people form an independent state of their own, and must be pretty near heathens. They acknowledge no landlord, they pay no rates, they elect a monarch of their own and though a priest does come at intervals to confess, to marry or to christen them, they have an idol they regularly worship and propitiate before their boats put out to sea,’ so wrote Alexander Innes Shand ”

From ‘ Mayo’s Lost Islands – The Inishkeas ‘ by Brian Dormant.



One thought on “” pretty near heathens . . . “

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s