Described on the links below is a collection of five ancient pilgrim routes through some of the most captivating scenery in the Irish landscape which must be completed in order to obtain the Teastas Oilithreachta (pilgrim certificate) from Ballintubber Abbey. All come with well documented claims to have been used by pilgrims since ancient times and are fully waymarked. The availability for the first time in 2016 of a pilgrim passport offers an additional incentive for Irish people and overseas visitors to explore some of Ireland’s most unforgettable landscapes, while reconnecting with pilgrims past.
Obtaining your Pilgrim Passport
Passports for Ireland’s Medieval Pilgrim paths are now available at a cost of €5 from the following outlets:
- Camino Information Centre, St. James’s Church, James Street, Dublin.
(Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm
- Tóchar Phádraig – Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934. Email; firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Finbarr’s Way, Cork – Top of the Rock Pod Park. Drimoleague, Bantry, Co Cork. Tel: 028 31547. Email: email@example.com
- St. Kevin’s Way, Wicklow – 083 4328842 or 087 2702099 or 086 8594333. Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cosán na Naomh, Kerry – 086 8191942, Email: email@example.com Facebook; Cosán na Naomh/the Saints’Path
- Cnoc na dTobar, Kerry – firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Cnoc na d’Tobar.
Account name: Pilgrim Paths
Pilgrim Paths Passport Routes
Below you will find walk information for each pilgrim paths along with details about the evidence of path completion that is required to obtain the pilgrim stamp. There will also be up-to-date information about the walking route along with details such as public transport, hospitality, accommodation and other relevant data.
Click on the Icon for the Pilgrim Path for which you would like Passport information.