Tóchar Phádraig Activities

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Upcoming Events 2018

If you would like to walk off your Christmas over-indulgence, there will be an opportunity to walk half the Tochar Phádraig on St Stephen’s Day departing by bus to Aughagower at 11.am after registration in Ballintubber Abbey. This costs €10. Pilgrims will then walk back to the Abbey. A car will accompany the walkers along the route and carry packed lunches. Those who complete this walk, or who have previously done so, may return for a fully guided walk along the other half of the Tochar (Aughagower to Croagh Patrick) on Easter Monday, April 2. Afterwards, they will then be awarded their stamp for the Irish Pilgrim passport. This is an ideal opportunity for those, who do not feel fit enough to complete the entire 35km Tochar Journey in one day, to do it over two. For further information, contact Audrey or Teresa at 094-9030934.

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Back up car will accompany the walkers along the route to carry bags and food and will supply water. €10 per person. Contact 094-9030934 or email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie for more information.


Completed Events 2017

Guided walk of the Tóchar Phádraig takes place on Saturday, May 27, departing Ballintubber Abbey, Co Mayo at 8.30am. If you are presently in the process of completing your pilgrim passport this walk fulfills the requirements for obtaining the stamp for the Tochar. Registration as a Tóchar pilgrim is required before setting out. This costs €10. For further Information telephone: 094 903 0934 or email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.

Tóchar Phádraig Pilgrim Path: calendar of walks, 2017Tóchar Phádraigh

Apr 17. Half Tóchar Walk to celebrate National Pilgrim Paths Week, departs Ballintubber Abbey, Co Mayo at 11 am and involves 15km.

Dates for full Tóchar Walks in 2017 are as follows:
May 27; June 24; Reek Sunday, July 30; August 26.
Each walk is 30km and departs Ballintubber Abbey at 8.30 am, Registration for the walk costs €10. A backup car will accompany the walkers in case anyone experiences difficulty.

Contact 094-9030934 for more details.

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Tóchar Phádraig: Saturday, June 25 2016

Next guided pilgrim walk of the Tóchar takes place on Saturday June 25th. This walk fulfills the requirements for obtaining the pilgrim stamp of the Tochar Phádraig for those completing the new Irish Pilgrim Passport. Registration as a Tóchar pilgrim is required before setting out. This costs €10. For further Information telephone: 094 903 0934 or email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.

List of other dates for fully guided walks of the Tóchar Phádraig in the coming summer.

Ireland's Pilgrim Passport

  • Reek Sunday 31st July at 8.30am
  • Saturday 27th August at 8.30am

All the above walks provide an ideal opportunity to obtain a Tochar stamp for Ireland’s new Pilgrim Passport, which is available for sale from Ballintubber Abbey shop. Each pilgrimage departs from Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo and consists of a 35km walk.

Further Information: 00353 (0)94 903 0934 or book at: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.

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*** Completed Events ***
Easter Monday – March 28th
There will be a Half Tochar Walk (from Ballintubber Abbey to Aughagower) on Easter Monday departing the Abbey at 11am.
On subsequent days during the week the second part of the Tochar (from Aughagower to Murrisk) can be arranged. 
Registration at the Abbey for all Tochar Walks.
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