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Placename : Templemichael

In Irish : Teampall Mhichíl     Administrative Unit : Parish     Audio File (.wav) Pronunciation Audio File

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The name of this parish suggests a Danish origin or dedication Its position, near the mouth of a great river much frequented by the Northmen, does not weaken the suggestion. What St. Nicholas was to the Normans, St. Michael was to the Christianised Danes. Wherever the latter had a settlement of note they erected a church under the Archangel’s invocation. The church was accorded a prominent position so that it would be the last object to fade from the hardy sailor’s eyes, as he set out on his perilous journey, and the first to greet him as he returned.


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