Arts and Cultural Events

Journeys of Belief and Belonging: Modern Irish Pilgrimage

This exhibition explores the pilgrimage tradition and how it is manifest in contemporary Ireland. It is based on the research of Dr Richard Scriven, IRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Geography

The exhibition uses images taken during Richard’s fieldwork at some of Ireland’s main pilgrimage sites, Lough Derg, Co Dongeal; Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo; Knock, Co. Mayo; and, a holy wells in Munster. These photographs of pilgrims and rituals offer a window into this living and evolving tradition. Quotations from people interviewed during the research add personal stories revealing how pilgrimage is a rich spiritual and emotional journey for many. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the significant role pilgrimage still plays in the emotional and spiritual lives of thousands of individuals and in the social life of communities. As a piece of geographical research, it focuses on the relationships between people and place. It considers how through performing pilgrimage, people are ‘making’ holy places and how the locations are, simultaneously, defining people as pilgrims. The exhibition is funded by the Irish Research Council and UCC Library

Category: Arts and Cultural Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: UCC Library
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Richard Scriven

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