St Patrick and Struell Wells
18 March 2013 - 18 March 2013
Dr Finbar McCormick, School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queen's University Belfast. Struell, near Downpatrick, was one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Ireland until the late 19th century. Early records tell us how St Patrick spent nights in the main well singing psalms in order to 'convert' the well from paganism to Christianity. The lecture traces the pagan origins of the wells and the rise and decline in the pilgrimage to the site.
Venue: Belfast City Hall, 1pm - 2.15pm
For further information contact the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609 or see www.belfastcity.gov.uk/stpatricksday
Telephone:+44 (0)28 9032 0202
Address: Belfast City Hall Donegall Square, BT1 5GS