Song of Duisk

by John A. Ryan


Song of Duisk | 9780946640379 | John A. Ryan

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Format:Paperback / softback

Published:02/11/1989 by The Lilliput Press Ltd


In South Kilkenny, where Duiske stream joins the river Barrow at Graiguenamanagh, lies one of Ireland’s many Norman-Cistercian abbeys. “Song of Duiske” is a novella set amongst this monastic community in the year 1304, a century after the abbey’s foundation. It evokes the textures and rhythms of a medieval religious settlement, its peaceful routines as well as occasional trials, and celebrates with quiet lyricism the seasons and their solaces, ‘the open sky, the fields and the woods’.