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These Photos Show the Trails Used by Irish Catholics to Reach ‘Secret Masses'

11 monthes ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Photographer Caitriona Dunnett has spent years doing background research for her photography project Mass Paths , which depicts the old trails used by Irish Catholics for attending “forbidden mass.” The photo technique used is the “digital contact negative.”
From the 1690s, Ireland's parliament was controlled by Protestants and strict laws were passed to oppose the Catholic majority. Catholics were not allowed to become lawyers, judges, or vote. They were also banished from the military and were not allowed to teach or even own a horse worth more than £5.
The restrictions were many, and...
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