Talks and Lectures

  1. (5 October 2019) . Encountering the Sacred. The Archaeology of Heritage and Pilgrimage Conference. ‘Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland’.

2019 (February) Waterford Historical & Archaeological Society. ‘Pilgrimage in Medieval Waterford’.

2017 (25-26 June) International Conference Holy Wells of Ireland. ‘Votive Offerings found at Holy Wells’ (Waterford City).

2017 (24th  June) 7th Annual Galway City Heritage Conference, ‘The Irish Folk Art Project’.

2017 (8 April) Medieval Westmeath Conference, ‘Journeys of Faith. A medieval pilgrim from Mullingar.

2015 (16th July) The Douglas Hyde Conference “Saving the notes of nationality: a celebration of the protectors of Irish heritage.” Paper presented Holy wells, stones and trees. Caring for and protecting pilgrimage traditions and sites in modern Ireland.

2014 (25-27 April) Beyond The Grave Conference, at Mary Immaculate College,  in Limerick City ‘Irish medieval pilgrim burials’.

2013 (October) Gathering of Archaeology Conference Sligo IT ‘Gatherings of faith: Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland’.

2013 (May) Hollywood Co Wicklow 25th May 8.00pm  Hollywood  Community Hall. Talk  St Kevin’s road and the King’s River Valley.

2012 (November) South Tipperary Development Company  7th November   8.00pm  Cashel at the Tipperary Regional Youth Services building, Hogan Square (just off Main Street behind the post office). Talk Rian Bó Phádraig: untangling the history of  a medieval road.

2012 (November) Carlow Archaeological and Historical Society  21st of November  Talbot Hotel , Carlow town  8.00pm Talk on “Medieval Pilgrimage”

2012 (October) South Tipperary Development Company   31st October 8.00pm. STDC offices Cahir Talk.  The Rian Bó Phádraig: untangling the history of  a medieval road.

2012 (September) Castledermot Historical Society 25th of September  8.00pm  Castledermott community Hall. Talk  on “Pilgrimage in medieval Kildare ”

2012 (June) ATLAS Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Special Interest Group 7th of June NUI Maynooth ‘Learning from Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland: Pilgrimage at Croagh Patrick from medieval to modern times’


7 comments on “Talks and Lectures

  1. michael says:

    Many thanks for your talk in Castledermot last night Louise.

  2. John Burns says:

    Hi Louise,

    a couple of things that may be of interest to you:

    A group of Pilgrims will leave Maynooth on Wednesday 15th 2015 to walk to Knock Shrine, this is an annual pilgrimage to pray for peace and has been running for over 25 years now.

    The annual Mass at Cluain Patrick Holy Well, which is in Athleague Parish in Co Roscommon, takes place next Friday 17th July 2015 at 8pm, everyone is more than welcome. A unique aspect of this Pilgrimage is that it ties in with the walkers who are heading to Knock. The parishioners of St Patricks, Athleague host the Pilgrims to dinner followed by Mass and then throw open their homes and hearts to welcome Pilgrims to stay overnight, last year we found beds for over sixty tired Pilgrims.

    Enjoy your trip to Roscommon


    John Burns

  3. John Burns says:

    Yo Louise, you can ring me on 087 994 3815

  4. Erin McG says:

    Louise, I am looking into my local camino route. My area Cooley Co. Louth has the camino trail, and our local townland templetown is named after the Knights of templar. and our local church st james in Grange, you can get your camino passport officially stamped. I am trying to contact you to see can you guide me to any information. Thank you in advance

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