Ireland and the Camino..

From 2017

  • I went along to a talk given by Turlough of Donnell of the Irish Camino Society entitled “The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 Years of History” as part of the Dublin History Festival. During the hour or so, Turlough talked about how Irish pilgrims made their way to Santiago through the ages, whether it be by horse or foot and more recently boat. There is also evidence of an old refugio used by medieval pilgrims in Dublin at the gates of medieval Dublin. You can listen to the talk here. (from 2017)
  • While looking for more information about the Camino and the Irish, I found this great article published by HistoryIreland.com in 1998 entitled “The Irish Medieval Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela“. You can read that in full here. It’s very interesting from an Irish point of view.
  • Who remembers writing a thesis in college? It’s one of those things we all have to do and it accounts for a large amount of your final score in your final year. I certainly remember mine…I’d rather forget it actually :). I have found a thesis on the subject of the Camino published online. The full title is “In Defence of the Realm : Mobility, Modernity and Community on the Camino de Santiagoand it’s fairly detailed. Have a read when you get some time. It was published in 2007 but may not as up-to-date as today.
  • Cathy Scuffil, historian in residence with South Dublin County Council gave a talk on the links between Dublin and the Camino. You can watch this in full here.  (February 2021)
Written by Clearskies Camino