To date my research has concentrated on the history and archaeology of pilgrimage in early and late medieval Ireland. In 2010 I completed a PhD thesis 'Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland AD 600-1600'. I am also very interested in pilgrim roads and routeways as well in pilgrim souvenirs and burials in Ireland and the rest of Europe. Recently I have begun to record modern pilgrimages at holy wells in Ireland.
Nugent, L. 2005. ‘The Rian Bó Phádraig- Fact or Fiction: the Problems Facing
Medieval Roads in the Twentieth Century’, Tipp. Hist Jour. 1-8.
Nugent, L. (forthcoming). ‘St Kevin’s Road: relics of a pilgrim landscapes in the Wicklow Mountains’ In Essays in Honour of Jenna Higgins (ed) Dr Thomas Finan Saint Louis University ( to be published Oxbow Books).
Nugent, L. 2012. ‘A note on medieval figure sculpture at the medieval parish church of Tullaghmelan, Co Tipperary’ Decies. Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, No.68. 17-23.
Nugent L. (forthcoming) ‘Learning from Pilgrimage in Medieval Ireland: Pilgrimage at Croagh Patrick from medieval to modern times’ Proceedings of the 4th meeting of the ATLAS Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Special Interest Group
Nugent, L. (forthcoming) 'The Labyrinth Stone, Co. Wicklow' Journal of the Kildare Archaeology Society.