Description

Each of Ireland’s pilgrim paths is an ancient tóchar (‘camino’ or causeway) into the world of Celtic spirituality. In this walking-pace travelogue, set against a backdrop of spectacular scenery in every corner of Ireland, Darach MacDonald, a modern-day pilgrim, recounts his trials and tribulations following in the footsteps of the ancients along prescribed paths, ranging from hikes of a few hours’ duration to day-long treks and the three-day ordeal in St Patrick’s Purgatory. This is an exploration of the magical soul of Celtic Christianity, written from the perspective of a struggling, ‘à la carte’ Irish Catholic, ‘who could be best described as a healthy sceptic in matters of belief’