This talk will explore the rich and multi-faceted pilgrimage tradition in Ireland by considering its geographical and historical features and how they have evolved over time. With a recent renewed interest in pilgrimage, researchers and the public are increasingly appreciating the role of this activity in Irish society and local communities. Sites embedded in the natural landscape, such as Croagh Patrick and holy wells, will be contextualised internationally.
Dr Richard Scriven lectures in the School of Geography and Archaeology in NUI Galway. He recently completed his Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship in UCC, where his PhD researched pilgrimage in contemporary Ireland.
The talk will take place at The Courthouse Gallery, Parliament Street, Ennistymon at 8pm.
€5 donation. All are welcome.