Dicul, Irish Monk and teacher at Court of Charlemagne, geographer and author of De Astronomium 814 AD taught by Brother Fidelmus of Fermanagh who went to Egypt to measure Pyramids and Astronomy in Ireland AD 442-1133.
The first settlers on the Faroe islands could have been Christian hermit monks called ‘anchorites’ from Ireland or Scotland.
The theory is supported Irish monk Dicul, who wrote in the year 825 that hermit monks from Ireland were livng on islands far north of Britain before the Vikings, although he did not explicitly name the Faroe Islands.
There is another Dicul mentioned in III, 19. Stevenson suggests the identification of this Dicul with the Irish monk who wrote a geographical work, the ” De Mensura Orbis Terrae, but he lived in the ninth century. ” in Bosham, near Chichester.
King mentions an Ogham inscription on a stone near St. Olan’s Well in the parish of Aghabulloge, County Cork, which scholars interpret as reading: ‘Pray for Olan the Egyptian.’ Professor Stokes tells us5 about the Irish monk Dicuil, who around 825 wrote his Liber de Mensure orbis terre describing the pyramids as well as an ancient precursor of the Suez Canal. It would seem that Egypt was often visited by pilgrims to the Holy Land. Stokes instances the Saltair Na Rann, an anthology of biblical poems attributed to Oengus the Culdee, but containing the sixth or seventh century Book of Adam and Eve, composed in Egypt and known in no other European country except Ireland.
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