From the beginning of time religion and its associated rituals have been constant yet ever changing.
A study of any period in the past will always include a study of the religious customs and beliefs.
Ireland is known worldwide for its religious heritage, Tipperary’s own Rock of Cashel being the iconic image portrayed across the world and Ireland is frequently referred to as the Island of Saints and Scholars.
The fourth annual Tipperary County Museum Lecture Series investigates this deep and varied topic. The series will feature a host of speakers who have meticulously researched and studied their subject over many years.
The lectures will look at religious practices and beliefs from prehistoric to recent times, with particular reference to Tipperary in many of the case studies. It will look at the archaeological evidence for religion and ritual, the physical evidence through buildings & artefacts plus the intellectual and social aspects of religion. It will also examine the clash between the Church and the State. A tour of some of the sites associated with the lecture series will be arranged towards the end of the series.