Despite this long pilgrim tradition and robust reputation for spirituality, there was, until relatively recently, little footfall on Ireland’s ancient penitential paths with the country not regarded as an important destination for spirituality motivated travel. The foundation of Pilgrim Paths Ireland in 2013, was aimed at changing this by raising awareness of the country’s pilgrim routes and creating a more general appreciation of Ireland’s medieval Christian heritage. Since then the historic Pilgrim Paths of Ireland have echoed to ever increasing footfall.
Read more about the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland in John G. O’Dwyer’s guide book ‘Pilgrim Paths in Ireland – From Slemish to Skellig Michael’.With maps, photographs and concise directions, it is a virtual “Bible” for pilgrim walkers in ireland. Published by The Collins Press (RRP €14.99), the book is available from bookshops and online from The Collins Press Online Store.
Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths
To view a map showing the location Ireland’s twelve Pilgrim Path routes, with details of each, just follow this link.