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National Pilgrim Paths Day 2015 – Saturday April 4th

National Pilgrim Paths Day 2015 – Saturday April 4th On Saturday, April 4, large numbers of Irish people and overseas visitors are expected to connect with the ancient traditions of pilgrimage and retrace their ancestral heritage on the Easter Weekend as they take to this country’s ancient pilgrim paths...

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Brigid’s Way, Kildare – 13th Pilgrim Paths Member

Brigid’s Way – 13th Pilgrim Paths Member Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage in Co. Kildare has recently become the 13th National Pilgrim Path in Ireland. St. Brigid is also the first female Irish Saint to be so honoured. On Pilgrim Paths’ Day, April 4th 2015, there will be a walk the...

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Walking Books for Christmas

Walking Books for Christmas If you know someone who’s got an interest in walking, the great outdoors or Ireland’s deep and rich history of pilgrimage, then this could well be the perfect gift. John G. O’Dwyer’s well known guide to the Pilgrim Paths of Ireland is a fantastic read,...

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Irish Pilgrim Paths feature on RTE’s One News

Irish Pilgrim Paths feature on RTE’s One News Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths feature on RTE One News on July 28th 2014 – coverage starts at 22 minutes 23 seconds and lasts about 2 minutes –http://www.rte.ie/news/player/2014/0728/10308080-one-news/. Just be aware that these videos only last a few weeks on RTE’s website, so...

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Cnoc na dTobar joins Pilgrim Paths

Cnoc na dTobar joins Pilgrim Paths Cnoic na dTobar in coastal Kerry is the latest member of Pilgrim Paths Ireland. Pictured at the announcement at the Heritage Council’s head office in Kilkenny in July 2014 are Jim Finn, National Treasurer Pilgrim Paths Ireland; Maureen Kelly, Rath Dysert O’Dea Pilgrim Path; Cormac...

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Pilgrim Paths Day Features in Tipperary Nationalist

St. Declan’s Way part of Pilgrims Paths Day On Easter Saturday, April 19, thousands are expected to retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths to celebrate the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day. Supported by the Heritage Council, this new Easter Festival which was launched...

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Pilgrim Paths Day 2014 in Irish Times

By John G. O’Dwyer Last summer, in this column, I recounted a penitential journey I completed from Slemish Mountain to Skellig Michael when researching my book, Pilgrim Paths in Ireland. In conclusion I wrote: “So on a rainy day, as I crossed the Sheehy Mountains on the sublimely redeveloped St...

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