Sharing Our Stories
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.