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Video: Log an Aifrinn, Mass Tree and Penal Mass Site


Project Organiser: Glenamaddy Boyounagh Heritage Project

Online video presentation on the Penal Days Mass Station, known as ‘Log an Aifrinn’, which is located in the townland of Lisheenaheltia, Glenamaddy, Co. Galway. The Log an Aifrinn hawthorn tree marks the place where, for centuries, local people have kept the practice of the faith and continue to celebrate the Log an Aifrinn Mass to this day. The presentation includes stunning footage of the Log an Aifrinn site and contributions from members of the local community who, through their own words, reflect on their shared memories of the Mass Station.

For further details please visit https://www.glenamaddyheritage.com/

This project is one of a series supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht to showcase elements of Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) as part of Heritage Week 2020. The Department provided funding towards the production of the video and does not have editorial rights on content.