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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Mira C., 1985-
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-19T22:47:55Z
dc.date.available2011-08-19T22:47:55Z
dc.date.issued2011-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/11497
dc.descriptionxii, 101 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Reek Sunday Pilgrimage at Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Ireland is a syncretic event that incorporates official Catholic religious narratives of Saint Patrick, folk narratives of the site's Celtic pagan significance, local histories of the Great Irish Famine of the 19th century and personal narratives with a physical engagement with the landscape to create a spiritual experience. The pilgrimage serves as a performative event that allows participants to formulate and perform alternative spiritualities and identities, blurring the distinctions between pilgrim and tourist, sacred and profane. An emerging tradition at Croagh Patrick illustrates this by emphasizing the historical and national significance of the famine villages along the ancient pilgrimage path, the <italic>Tochar Phadraig,</italic> embracing these sites, and pilgrimage to them, as sacred.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCommittee in charge: Lisa Gilman, Chairperson; Dianne Dugaw, Member; Phil Scher, Memberen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Folklore Program, M.A., 2011;
dc.subjectFolkloreen_US
dc.subjectSpiritualityen_US
dc.subjectCultural anthropologyen_US
dc.subjectIdentityen_US
dc.subjectIrelanden_US
dc.subjectPerformanceen_US
dc.subjectPilgrimageen_US
dc.subjectCroagh Patrick (Ireland)
dc.titleThe Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage: Identity Construction and Spiritual Experience at Ireland's Holy Mountainen_US
dc.title.alternativeIdentity Construction and Spiritual Experience at Ireland's Holy Mountainen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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