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Muirchú's Life of Patrick (Author: Muirchú maccu Machtheni)

Chapter 5


I 14 (13). (1) They set their ship afloat, left that good man, Díchu, behind in perfect faith and peace, sailed from Mag Inis—with the coast now, in the fullness of ministry, on their right hand, having had it quite aptly on their left hand before—and after a good and calm voyage they landed at Inber Colpdi. (2) There they left their boat and went by foot to that great plain. In the evening they at last arrived at the burial place of (i.e. constructed by) the men of Fíacc, which, as stories tell us, the men (that is, the servants) of Fíacc had dug—says Ferchertne, who was one of the nine druid-prophets of Brega. (3) There they pitched their tent, and then Patrick with his companions duly offered Easter to God in heaven with great spiritual devotion, a sacrifice of praise, as the prophet says.