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Mass Sites of Uíbh Laoghaire

Bishop, HJ (2016) Mass Sites of Uíbh Laoghaire. Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, 121.

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The history of Catholicism is an essential component in the history of modern Ireland. As locations of a distinctively Catholic faith, Mass sites are important historical, ritual and counter-cultural sites that present a tangible connection to Ireland’s rich heritage for contemporary society. This localised study focusses on Uíbh Laoghaire, a parish located in the diocese of Cork and Ross, county Cork, providing one of the most thorough syntheses of available information in respect to Mass sites applied at a parish level. Uíbh Laoghaire is an area with strong Gaelic roots where the Irish language continues to be celebrated and preserved alongside folklore and older traditions. Based on an analysis of documentary and material records whilst simultaneously focussing on the material evidence that remains visible within the Irish landscape, the Mass sites are placed within a framework of sacred space that reflects older pre-Christian traditions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Cork Historical and Archaeological Society
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2016 10:35
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 13:19
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3052
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