Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela


Bernadette Cunningham

Paperback €17.95
Catalogue Price: €19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84682-729-7
November 2018. 208pp; ills

'There is bound to be interest in Bernadette Cunningham's Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. Anyone who ventures to pick up this book will not be disappointed ... Cunningham looks at the people who went, their motives, the practicalities of the journey and how they changed over time', Archaeology Ireland (Spring 2019).

'Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela by Bernadette Cunningham explores Irish links to Santiago and the lure of the journey, delving into ... such records as exist of several pilgrims from what the author terms 13th-century Anglo Ireland ... [It] is a scholarly work, replete with exhaustive footnotes and detailed explanatory references. It is also very readable and a rich contribution to the subject for anyone interested in the Camino who wants to dive deeper into its past', Peter Murtagh, Irish Times (July 2019)

' A new book explores the early development of this enduring Irish attachment to the Caminio ... and reveals that connection to go back much further than previously thought. The author ... provides a fascinating and very important platform for our understanding of this pilgrimage phenomenon and its "cult of St James" ... Essential reading for those wishing to understand and fully appreciate the Irish connection to Santiago de Compostela', Ireland's Genealogical Gazette (Jan 2019).