Pilgrim Paths Week, which is now in its 5th year, is an Eastertime Festival based on Ireland’s network ofl pilgrim walking routes. This heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each penitential routes and is aimed at raising awareness of Ireland’s rich inheritance of pilgrim paths. It is targeted, not only at those who enjoy exploring ancient tracks imprinted with the footsteps of penitents past, but also at the growing numbers seeking walkways with deeper significance.
Pilgrim Paths Week provides a warm welcome for participants of all religious backgrounds and those without religious affiliations. It is planned as a unifying time emphasising Ireland’s common Christian heritage and is designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of the country’s historic past. Every effort will be made to facilitate the participation of families, the less fit, and in so far as possible, those with special needs in a unique event aimed at rediscovering Ireland’s rich medieval and mystical inheritance. Most of the pilgrim walks will be single day events; a few will be multi-day outings, but all will be targeted at returning a degree of deeper reflection on, and appreciation of the Irish outdoors, to the Easter period.
DETAILS BELOW FOR THE GUIDED WALKS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING PILGRIM PATHS WEEK, 2018
Good Friday, March 30)
Cnoc na dTobar, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Guided pilgrim walk, For information contact. 087 794 2123 or email: email@example.com
Holy Saturday, March 31)
Cosán na Naomh, Dingle, Co Kerry. Guided pilgrim walk Further information from: 087 2518174, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brigid’s Way, Donadea to Robertstown, Co Kildare.Guided walk honouring St Bridget. Info; brigidsway.ie or Brigid’s Way Facebook. Email: email@example.com
St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow. (Guided Pilgrim walk). For further information contact, 086 859 4333 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com
St Declan’s Way, Co Wiaterford. (Guided walk of the first section. For further information contact, 086 3541700 or visit www.kmdactive.com
Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Guided walk with contemplative ceremony. Information: Parochial House, 062 78103.
Easter Monday, April 2
Rath to Kilnaboy, Co Clare. Guided pilgrim walk. Information 087 982 8173, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tochar Phadraig, Co Mayo. Guided Walk (Aughagower to Croagh Patrick) on. For further information, contact 094-9030934 or email: email@example.com
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th, April
St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork. Guided two-day pilgrim walk. Further information from 0861735134 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed information for each pilgrim walk can be found under the “Whats On” tab to the left.