Skilligin' Day: Exploring the Rituals and Customs of Shrove Tuesday
Tuesday 13 February (Shrove Tuesday), 1pm.
Illustrated lecture by Shane Lehane (Culture & Heritage Studies, CSN College of Further Ed), followed by songs by Jimmy Crowley and Bonnie Shaljean
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 Bonnie Shaljean.