Shar­ing Our Stories

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

The sec­ond Bless­ing­ton li­brary in­ter­view in the new Shar­ing Our Stories se­ries will take place on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18, at 7 p.m. with au­thor phi­lan­thropist and pil­grim Béb­hinn Ram­say/Ní Dhonaill.

Béb­hinn lived in Hol­ly­wood, Co Wick­low for a num­ber of years and was a key per­son in de­vel­op­ing and pro­mot­ing the St Kevin’s Way pil­grim path from West Wick­low to Glen­dalough in 2014. She wrote: ‘The Camino de San­ti­ago is a trans­for­ma­tive ex­pe­ri­ence. My pil­grim­ages along St Kevin’s Way the Saint’s Road in Din­gle Co Kerry re­mind me how­ever that our own pil­grim paths in Ire­land have the same trans­for­ma­tive power. We do not have to take a trip abroad to con­nect with our­selves with awe-in­spir­ing na­ture or with the di­vine mystery. We have them right here lit­er­ally on our doorsteps.’.

Béb­hinn now lives in Brazil with her three sons but will be home in Ire­land for Christ­mas and will be shar­ing her pil­grim­age stories from Spain, South Amer­ica and Wick­low with us as well as talking about her cel­e­brated book ‘Love’s Last Gift’ which re­counts in heart-wrench­ing de­tail the terrible strug­gle with grief Béb­hinn had af­ter the death of her hus­band at just 39 years old. Copies of Beb­hinn’s book are avail­able for bor­row­ing at the li­brary ahead of this event.

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