For the last thirty years John Bradley has travelled around Ireland surveying the medieval towns and villages, and in this recording he speaks about his observations on the various cultural differences and mannerisms of the people, according to their areas of origin. It is fascinating to listen to John discuss the religious life of the ordinary person during the medieval era in Ireland. In churches a rood screen separated the public from the priest at Mass, which displeased the people of Kilkenny. At Corpus Christi, the host was taken in procession in the monstrance through the streets of Kilkenny, and on stage at three appointed places, the story of Christ`s passion was performed. Thus the origins of theatre in Ireland came into being. Many other extraordinary aspects of life in medieval Ireland were brought to light in this exceptional recording.