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Medieval Irish Pilgrims by Bernadette Cunningham

Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela

Bernadette Cunningham

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Imprint: Four Courts Press Ltd
Publisher: Four Courts Press Ltd
Publication date: 26 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781846827297
4 stars out of 5
Peter Murtagh
27 Jul 2019

"hugely readable"

Medieval Irish Pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela by Bernadette Cunningham explores Irish links to Santiago and the lure of the journey, delving into, among other things, such records as exist of several pilgrims from what the author terms 13th-century Anglo Ireland... Cunningham’s book is a scholarly work, replete with exhaustive footnotes and detailed explanatory references. It is also very readable and is a rich contribution to the subject for anyone interested in the Camino and who wants to dive deeper into its past. In that regard, the appeal to religiously motivated Irish people 500 and more years ago remains the same today – the attraction of the notion of eternal salvation, or having to spend less time in Purgatory, and of connecting somehow with an Almighty through proximity to relics of a great saint.