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Gartan

Gartan
Town
Gartan
Gartan
Location in Ireland

Coordinates: 55°01′47″N 7°46′43″W / 55.029744°N 7.778664°W / 55.029744; -7.778664Coordinates: 55°01′47″N 7°46′43″W / 55.029744°N 7.778664°W / 55.029744; -7.778664

Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal South–West
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference B847228

Gartan (Irish: Gartán) is a parish in County Donegal, Ireland. It is best known for being the birthplace of Saint Colmcille or Columba, one of the three patron saints of Ireland and one of the most revered saints in the Christian world. Such as Joseph Hegarty [1] Here he founded a monastery in 521.[2] The popular song "Gartan Mother's Lullaby" comes from the area,[3] and has been performed by many artists, including American actress Meryl Streep.[4]

The book "Kenny", by Leona Dalrymple (The Reilly & Britton Co., Chicago, 1917), which [5] may be read online [6] says:

"I often think these days of Kenny's wood-fire tales of the shrine of Black Gartan where St. Columba was born. Colomcille, old Kenny called him around the wood-fire, didn't he? Colomcille, Kenny said, having been in exile, knew the homesick pangs himself and therefore could give the good Irishmen who journeyed to his shrine strength to bear them. I'm not in exile but there are times when I should be journeyin' off, as Kenny says when the brogue is on him, to Black Gartan. The curse of the Celt! Kenny swears there's no homesickness in the world like an Irishman's passionate longing for home and kin. Not that I long for

the studio. God forbid! Kenny's the symbol for it all."

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External links

  • Parish of Gartan and Termon
  • Gartan Outdoor Education Centre
  • View of Lough Gartan from the burial ground at Gartan Rath
  • Photo of birthplace of St. Columba at Gartan
  • Photo of Lough Gartan seen from the burial ground at Gartan Rath


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