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The the Island reopened on Monday 1st May 2017. The first day of the One Day Retreat season.

One Day Retreats – 2017

One Day Retreats enable a much wider audience to enjoy the serenity of this island made sacred through centuries of Pilgrim Prayer.

Saturday 6, 13, 20, 27
Sunday Dates 7, 14, 21, 28
Monday Dates 1, 22, 29
Tuesday Dates 9, 16,

Saturday 26
Sunday 20, 27
Monday 21, 28
Tuesday 22, 29
Wednesday 23

Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23
Sunday 3, 17, 24
Monday 11
Tuesday 5, 12
Wednesday 6

A number of Special Day Retreats will also be included in the Season Calendar.

Three Day Pilgrimage

One can begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day from during the Three Day Pilgrimage Season, which typically runs during the summer months. In 2017 the first day is Thursday 1st June continuing until Sunday the 13th August (Three Day Pilgrimage ends on Tuesday 15th August 2017).

Please keep an eye on Lough Derg’s Facebook Page for updates or visit https://www.loughderg.org.
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Lough Derg Activities 2016


May 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

August 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

September 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24


Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 13th August 2016

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on anyday between the above dates.

(Three Day Pilgrimage ends on 15th August)

Lough Derg, the sacred Sanctuary of St Patrick, is very much a living part of Irish Christian Heritage.

A unique island, rich in prayer and faith, an island which has been calling pilgrims for over a thousand years, an island which St Patrick himself was called to.

For many people Lough Derg provides an opportunity to step back from their lives, to take stock and examine the direction which their lives are taking. For many others it is a time to come closer to God through prayer and reflection.

Lough Derg is an island of pilgrimage set in calm lake waters, offers no distraction, no artificialities or interruptions. Instead you are warmly welcomed and cared for: there are no strangers here. The island, made holy by the prayers of millions of pilgrims over the centuries, continues to provide a safe haven for rest, reflection and renewal to all who wish to ‘Come away to a quiet place and rest a while’, Mark 6:31

The Island reopens on 1st May 2016. Online bookings will be available during January 2016. A telephone booking can be made by contacting the Lough Derg office.

Please contact us on 00353 (0)71 9861518.

If you wish to find out more about the 2016 season or if you wish to organise a group to come to the island for a One Day Retreat or a Group Tour we will be delighted to help you.

Tel/Fax 00353 (0) 71 9861518 (from Northern Ireland 028 68632391)

Email us: info@loughderg.org or visit our website at http://www.loughderg.org.