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A Well-Trodden Path

Dunnett, C and Bishop, H (2023) A Well-Trodden Path. Outdoor 24-hour Public Exhibition, 11th Nov 2023 - 31st Jan 2024, Galway City Museum. [Show/Exhibition]

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The exhibition explores the heritage of mass paths in the townland of Lackagh in Co Galway. For decades parishioners from outlying homes journeyed across fields to celebrate mass. A web of 15 mass paths was mapped out. Fragments of old tracks, stiles and footbridges were pieced together with the recollections of older parishioners. The paths were walked in all weathers. A parishioner recalled taking the path with her sister and friends. It took about 2 hours. She wore her old raincoat and shoes. Across her arm she carried her good clothes to change into; after mass she changed back.

Caitriona Dunnett photographed traces of these paths. She converted her photographs into contact negatives creating and then toning cyanotypes with tea, a favourite of many who walked the paths. Dunnett layers her work. She is drawn to this process and how it relates to the years of footfall across the fields and the many stories attached.

This is a partner exhibition between Caitriona Dunnett, Hilary Bishop and Lackagh Museum and Community

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mass Paths; Catholic; Ireland; Photographic; Exhibition
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
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SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 12:56
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 12:56
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22099
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