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Friars Walk: A Medieval Pilgrim's Journey, Episodes 1-5

Friars Walk: A Medieval Pilgrim's Journey, Episodes 1-5

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Friars Walk: A Medieval Pilgrim’s Journey

Adapted for radio by Conor O’Toole and Mark D’Aughton
From the book “The Journey of Simon Semeonis from Ireland to the Holy Land”, published by The School of Celtic Studies of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Produced by Conor O’Toole
With Sound Supervision by Kieran Hurley

Featuring Mark D’Aughton as Simon Simeonis
The Historical Contributor is Dr Małgorzata Krasnodębska-D’Aughton, UCC School of History
Original Music Composed and Performed by Mark Wilkins
Drama Direction by Chrissie Poulter, TCD School of Drama, Film & Music

Photo by Enrique Carnicero, www.enriquecarnicero.com

First broadcast on UCC98.3FM in September 2016

This programme was funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television Licence Fee

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Friars Walk: A Medieval Pilgrim’s Journey
A journey from Ireland to Jerusalem in 5 parts

Episode 1: Clonmel to Paris
Episode 2: Bobbio to Crete
Episode 3: The arrival in Alexandria
Episode 4: Alexandria to Cairo
Episode 5: Cairo to Jerusalem

Friars Walk is a radio adaptation of a 14th century travelogue written by a Franciscan friar, Simon Semeonis. Simon and his fellow friar Hugo the Illuminator began their journey from Ireland to Jerusalem in 1323. They entered a world of Gothic cathedrals, pearl-studded shrines, mosaics and frescoes, sun-scorched deserts and lush river plains along the Nile. Every step took them further away from the familiarity of home, as they encountered other peoples, languages, religions and customs, and eventually the Jerusalem of their dreams.