Hello, my name is Louise Nugent. I am an archaeologist interested in the early Irish saints, early Irish literature, pilgrimage and medieval archaeology. This blog has been created to share some of the information I have gathered during the research for a PhD thesis on the archaeology of Medieval Pilgrimage in Ireland carried out at UCD and an MA thesis carried out at UCC on the Rian Bó Phádraig a medieval pilgrim road.
As well as sharing interesting facts I also hope to visit and document a number of active pilgrim sites (some of which trace there origin back to medieval and prehistoric times) around Ireland. If you are interested in contacting me about medieval pilgrimage please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on twitter @pilgrim_med_Ire.