29 August (Sunday) 2010. In glorious weather we followed the Steeple Road up over the hill that overlooks the Estuary to Kilmurilly (the Church of Murghaile), one of the termon or sanctuary churches of Scattery Island. Declan Downey was our leader; he contributed to the Knight of Glin history published last year. He teaches in UCD. Scattery had 24 canons in its collegiate church, six each from Kilmurilly and Kilnaughten, the other church we visited this side of the Estuary. The sanctuary lands supported Scattery. The other twelve canons came from the other side of the Estuary. In addition Scattery had a mitred abbot. All this was the situation before the place was subsumed by the dioceses of Limerick and Killaloe after the Synod of Rathbrassil of the year 1111, which laid out the Irish dioceses as we know them today. It was a long walk along the ridge of the hill to Kilmurilly. The Knight of Glin was there when I looked up, with some guests who were staying for the weekend. We adjourned for afternoon tea to Tarbert. Tea and a biscuit came at 6.00 pm. What an afternoon!