Who can exorcize the demon afflicting Cathal? Not the church,
the monks of Cork do everything in their power to hinder the
one man who can save the king. Aniér Mac Con Glinne is a
Christian, indeed he is more devout than the monks, but he is
also " scolaigi amru e-sside co n-immad eólais.". The text makes
it plain that his abilities are the result of knowledge gained through
long study in a strict school, later on he boasts how :
..................Inbuid ro bá com' boith, iss ed
do-gnínd, ina-m thoirched co cend cóic tráth nó sé do
blogaib, a taiscid co caithind in n-oen adaig: mo sháith do
usce i n-a ndiaid-sin. No-m bered co cend nómaide cen ní
iar sin, & ní láud form.
Teachers, imagine how your students would react to this regimen.