Ladywell Shrine outing

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

THE Patrick Kavanagh Centre, Inniskeen will host an event at 11.am this Friday August 15th to commemorate the long standing tradition of pilgrims from Monaghan, Cavan and Armagh visiting Ladywell Shrine in Dundalk.

The event will highlight Patrick Kavanagh's writing of Pilgrimage (in his autobiography the Green Fool) which described his visit to Ladywell Shrine.

It provides an interesting insight into how pilgrims who lived some distance from the coast combined an annual visit to Ladywell Shrine with a 15 Aug harvest time visit to the seaside at Blackrock.

Those attending the event in the Patrick Kavanagh Centre may also continue for an optional visit to Ladywell Shrine and Blackrock. Admission €5.

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