Despite this long pilgrim tradition and strong national 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 network of pilgrim routes and providing 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 new guide book ‘Pilgrim Paths in Ireland’.With maps, photographs and concise directions, it is published by The Collins Press (RRP €14.99)The book is available from all good 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.