Last week on the 8th and 9th of June , I presented a paper ‘Learning from Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland: Pilgrimage at Croagh Patrick from medieval to modern times’ at a conference organised by Kevin Griffin of the ATLAS Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Special Interest Group . The theme of the conference was “Not Losing the ‘Pilgrimage’ in the Pilgrimage Tourism Experience’ and the event was held at NUI Maynooth . Over the two days 18 speakers talked about a wide range of topics from product development, history of pilgrimage, walking routes, pilgrimage at holy wells and walking the Camino de Santiago. It’s really hard to single out any one talk as all were great but Terry Cunningham’s showcased St Declan’s Way, a pilgrim route very close to my heart, and Attracta Brownlee’s paper on Irish travellers and pilgrimage were fascinating. The conference ended with a field trip to Clonmacnoise and a boat trip around Lough Ree .
Hi, as a matter of interest is your lecture available on line anywhere ?
Not at the moment
I reall enjoyed reading your account of the Clonmacmoise pilgrimage tradition. Was St Ciaràn the same man as St Ciaran if Cape Clear? He is associated with Drimoleague where I live
I appreciate your blog posts very much. Thank you
Hi David. Glad you enjoyed the post . No St Ciaran of Clonmacnoise is a different Ciaran, there are several saints called Ciaran in the irish calendars of saint. St Ciaran of Cape Clear his feast is on the 5th of March. I hope you continue to enjoy the blog Louise