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    Default Significant New Irish Monastic Manuscript Discovered in Bog

    A very significant archelogical discovery it seems. Can't find anything about it on RTÉ though.

    http://u.tv/newsroom/indepth.asp?id=75446&pt=n

    http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=1081762006

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    Was featured on RTE News this evening .

    It's believed that the document appears to be a press release of some ancient political party and says :

    Ar thánaigh ár lá fós ?

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    Not sure why it's being referred to as our Dead Sea scrolls. So far the only content revealed is a copy of a Psalm, nothing giving us new insight into the philosophies of our ancestors. If it leads to discoveries of original content however it will definitely rank up there with the Dead Sea scrolls; too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farnaby
    too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
    How do you know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobb
    Quote Originally Posted by farnaby
    too little is known about Irish philosophy and great Irish philosopers such as Pelagius and Eriugena.
    How do you know?
    Pelagius:
    In any analysis of his work, we should bear in mind that Pelagius' chronology and teachings can only be understood through the actions of his opposition because they have left the only record of him and his works
    Eriugena's works are better known but many have not survived in full form, and a lot of his life-story is obscure ([urlhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eriugena]link[/url]).

    Both of their philosophies conflicted with roman orthodoxy, which may be reason why we don't know as much as we should.
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    Sorry folks didn't see this till now!

    It said on the RTE news that they were songs sung by the monks but hopefully we will discover more new information.

    The amazing thing is that a manuscript could survive in a bog for 1200 years!

    Gives us hope that over time other written material might be unearthed too.

    Hopefully tomorrows newspapers will give us more info.

    Must say I am absolutely delighted by this.

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    Hey, Catalpa - I agree with you. A significant day indeed.
    Poni welwch chwi hynt y gwynt a'r glaw?
    Poni welwch chi'r deri'n ymdaraw?

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    'Significant New Irish Monastic Manuscript Discovered in Bog'

    Heres a picture of the site.

    "This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever".
    -Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)

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    Cysterntian Monastery.
    THat looks horribly like the bogs in a Dockyard in Dublin I once worked in.
    There was a sign on the door 'Dock Workers Only'. In order to use them it was necessary to learn how to rip the seats off and crap up the walls.

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