Each of these Mulligans Ireland “Island Range” of shawls has been inspired by and named after an Irish Island. Each one comes with a story about the island, its history and inhabitants.
Hang Tag story card reads…
Inis Cealtra (holy Island) lies off the western shore of Lough Derg in County Clare. It was once a monastic settlement, and in fact the cemetery on the island is still in use, with coffins and mourners being transported the short distance from County Clare in small boats. Inis Cealtra is scattered with ruins of religious and historical interest, including an Irish Round Tower.
The building of this tower and St. Caimin’s Church is ascribed to the eleventh century High King of Ireland Brian Boru. A significant figure in early Irish history, Brian Boru united the kingdoms of Ireland and lifted Ireland out of the ruins of the Norse Age.