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Myth or Memory? Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore

Bishop, HJ Myth or Memory? Recollections of Penal Times in Irish Folklore. Folklore. ISSN 1469-8315 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Stories of priests being hunted down and murdered at Mass Rocks by priest catchers and soldiers during the Penal era in Ireland persist to the present day. Using Ó Ciosáin’s (2004) tripartite taxonomy of memory this paper explores the reasons why these images continue to dominate and reflect persecuted nature of Catholicism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Catholic, Ireland, Memory, Myth, Penal Laws
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 09:45
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6189

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