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January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0

Past Holland’s

Mass paths were the countryside walkways used by Catholics to attend illegal masses during penal times (1695–1829).  A Well Trodden Path is a collaborative exhibition between photographer Caitriona Dunnett, Dr Hilary Bishop of Liverpool John Moores University, and Lackagh Museum and Heritage Centre, which explores the heritage of mass paths in Lackagh in Co Galway. With the help of the local community, a web of 15 mass paths was mapped out and photographed. The exhibition is on display at Galway City Museum until the end of January 2024.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Dr Hilary Bishop, assisted by Michael Hurley of the Lackagh Museum and Heritage Centre, will give an illustrated talk on the origin of Mass Paths and their social significance connecting townlands throughout the large parish of Lackagh.

 Suitable for Ages 12+

This event is free of charge, but advance booking is advised as seating is limited.  To book a place contact the Museum on 091 532 460 or email


January 13
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm UTC+0
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