Conference Programme


08.15–09.10 Registration

09.15–09.30 Opening address


09.30–10.05: From the Camino to Chaco:pilgrimage, landscape and materiality.
Professor Ruth Van Dyke, Department of Anthropology, Binghamton University.

10.10–10.45: Between heaven and earth: sacred mountains in prehistoric Ireland—foci for pilgrimage?
Frank Coyne, Aegis Archaeology.

10.45–10.55: Questions


11.00–11.15 Tea/Coffee


11.20–11.55:Travelling light—pilgrimage in Neolithic Ireland.
Dr Robert Hensey, archaeologist.

12.00–12.35: Göbekli Tepe and the early Neolithic T-pillar sites of Şanlıurfa, Turkey: progress or decline?
Dr Lee Clare, German Archaeological Institute, Berlin.

12.35–12.45: Questions


12.50–13.40 Lunch


13.45–14.20: Pilgrimage in early medieval Ireland: the journey, the complex and the shrine.
Dr Tomás Ó Carragáin, Department of Archaeology, UCC.

14.25–15.00: Pilgrimage in medieval Ireland.
Dr Louise Nugent, archaeologist.

15.05–15.15: Questions


15.20–15.35 Tea/Coffee


15.40–16.40:The experience of pilgrimage:

Here to there and back again: how medieval Irish pilgrims made their way.
Br Colmán Ó Clabaigh, OSB, Glenstal Abbey.

Friars’ walk: from Ireland to Jerusalem in the fourteenth century.
Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, Department of History, UCC.

Being an archaeologist and a pilgrim: an observer and/or a participant?
Pat Holland, archaeologist, former museum curator and annual participant on pilgrimages across Europe.

16.45–17.20: Buddhist pilgrimage and the articulation of religious and heritage experience.
Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Department of Archaeology, Durham University.

17.20–17.30: Questions


17.30: Close of conference: Michael MacDonagh, Chief State Archaeologist, National Monuments Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.