This Island has been a holy place of pilgrimage since long before Christianity reached Ireland. To the Celts Rivers were holy, and Islands in rivers particularly holy places, The Shannon is the largest river on the big Island of Ireland and on this small island in the river the holiest thing is a well. I first drank from this well when I was 19 just because I was thirsty. The Island not only is full of centuries of monastery ruins but much older pagan monuments from an older age of faith.
This is the island where much of the action in Waking Remembering takes place.