St. Brigid’s Pilgrimage runs over 9 days starting from 15th July 2017 until the 23rd July 2017.
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In 2016 we offered a different way for people to experience walking pilgrimage in Ireland. For the past three years, the Brigid’s Way from Faughart, Co. Louth to Kildare town has been walked over 9 consecutive days. This time we offered an opportunity for people to experience a shorter version of the full route. The Brigid’s Way Team is meeting in Autumn 2016 to plan the Pilgrimage for 2017, if you wish to receive details please subscribe to our Newsletter on this page. What followed were two very enjoyable Pilgrimages. The Faughart (Brigid’s birth place) to Ardee Pilgrimage which took place over the weekend (2nd and 3rd July 2016), and the Kildare (the home of Brigid’s monastery) weekend which took place (22nd – 24th July) allowed pilgrims to have a deep and rich experience.
St Bridget’s Way: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July 2015
Day 1 we begin at Brigid’s Well on Faughart Hill, Co Louth where we hold a blessing at Brigid’s well invoking her presence during our pilgrimage. We will then walk to Brigid’s Healing Shrine, spending time at the stream, allowing time to experience the beautiful peaceful energy of Faughart in its “Summer Glory”. After a picnic lunch at Faughart we walk to Dundalk via Kilcurry, Toberona, and into the beautiful lands of Lisnawilly (part of the ancient pathway) and into Dundalk town.
On Day 2 we will walk from Dundalk to Ardee visiting the famous Cuchulainn stone and enact a dialogue that might have taken place between Brigid and Cuchulainn if they ever met! We visit the Brigid stain glass window in Knockbridge village before having lunch on the village green. We walk on to the beautiful village of Tallonstown and then into Ardee where our pilgrimage finishes.
Cost: €15 per day or €25 for 2 days. For further information and bookings email: email@example.com Telephone Karen McDowell on 087 460 9006.
Slane to Tara (15m/ 24km) Good Friday March 25th 2016. Come join us for one section of the nine day Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage as part of the National Pilgrim Paths week.
We will walk from Slane, crossing the River Boyne, where we will do a Brigid Water Blessing, continuing along stunning country roads through Realtóg and Skreen to the Hill of Tara, where we will finish with a Brigid’s Fire Blessing.
Optional dinner available in Maguires (pre-booking required)
Meeting outside Conyngham Arms, Slane at 10.30am.
Suggested donation €5.