Pilgrim Paths Week 2018 – March 31st to April 7th


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.


Good Friday, March 30)
Cnoc na dTobar, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Guided pilgrim walk, For information contact. 087 794 2123 or email: skelligkerry@gmail.com
Holy Saturday, March 31)
Cosán na Naomh, Dingle, Co Kerry. Guided pilgrim walk  Further information from: 087 2518174, Email: foh@uduras.ie
Brigid’s Way, Donadea to Robertstown, Co Kildare.Guided walk honouring St Bridget. Info; brigidsway.ie or Brigid’s Way Facebook.  Email: info@brigidsway.ie
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 piusmurray23@gmail.com
Tochar Phadraig, Co Mayo. Guided Walk (Aughagower to Croagh Patrick) on. For further information, contact 094-9030934  or email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th, April
St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork. Guided two-day pilgrim walk. Further information  from 0861735134 or  email davidross316@gmail.com
Detailed information for each pilgrim walk can be found  under the “Whats On” tab  to the left.