Skelligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday | Talks + Learning | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

Skelligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday Skelligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday
James Beale (1798 -1879)Skellig Night on South Mall 1845

Skelligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday

28th Feb 2017

James Beale (1798 -1879)Skellig Night on South Mall 1845

 

 

Skelligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday 28 February (Shrove Tuesday)
1pm: Talk by Shane Lehane
2pm: Music by Jimmy Crowley and friends 
 

Donations Welcome - No Advanced Booking Required – First Come, First Served! 

Discover the wild and wonderful rituals and customs observed on 'Shrove Tuesday'; the last day of carnival before the onset of Lent, that were a major part of Irish life in years gone by. In particular, the period between Epiphany and Lent was the most traditional time for marriage and any eligible, yet unmarried men and women, were ridiculed and stigmatised on Shrove Tuesday. This talk explores the infamous ‘Skellig Lists’ and associated activities that characterised this time of the year.   

Shane Lehane has lectured in Irish folklore, custom, tradition and belief for over 30 years. He is the Course Director of Cultural and Heritage Studies in Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, College of Further Education, Tramore Road, Cork. He also lectures in the Dept of Folklore and Ethnology in University College Cork where his interests include, material culture, vernacular traditions and time.  

Followed by music from Skelligin' Day by Jimmy Crowley and friends.

This event is part of the This Must Be The Place | The Great Island Project 2017