My research is based on fieldwork carried out at a selection of sites across Ireland. Principally the island retreat of on Lough Derg (or St Patrick’s Purgatory), Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s ‘holy mountain’ in Co Mayo and a selection of holy wells in the South West of Ireland.

Lough Derg

Station Island, Donegal

Croagh Patrick

The Reek, Mayo

Tóchar Phádraig, Mayo

Holy Wells

St Brigid’s Well, Liscannor, Clare

St Brigid’s Well, Kildare, Clare

St Fanahan’s Well, Mitchelstown, Cork

St Gobnait’s Complex, including two holy wells, Ballyvourney, Cork

The City, Shrone, Rathmore, Kerry

Lady’s Well, Cork City

Our Lady’s Well, Bantry, Cork

Our Lady’s Well, Timoleague, Cork

St John’s Well, Carrigaline, Cork

St John’s Well, Newhall, Clare

Sunday Well, Raffeen, Cork

Tubrid, Millstreet, Cork

Toberbarry, Kilbarry, Cork (well not located)

Unnamed Well, Gortnacullia, Co. Galway

Other Pilgrimage Sites

Knock, Mayo

Máméan, Connemara, Galway

Other Places

Cork City

Kent Station, Cork

The Lough, Cork

Myrtleville, Cork

Cill Gobnait, Inisheer, Aran Islands

Groningen, The Netherlands

Freemount, Rathmore, Kerry


Fictional Places