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Traveling a sanctified landscape with Saint Patrick
Amy C. Mulligan

and resilient enough to bring audience members into its spaces to experience a specific construction of Ireland. The Acallam provides a revalorized heroic and hallowed Ireland for readerly pilgrims to inhabit, move through and be transformed by. This was essential for the vernacular Irish imagination to thrive—perhaps even to merely survive, as mechanisms for Irish literary and cultural production were, with important exceptions, being increasingly eroded, from the twelfth century of the English invasion

in A landscape of words