Pilgrim Passport

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Described below is a collection of five ancient pilgrim routes through some of the most captivating scenery in the Irish landscape which must be completed in order to obtain the Teastas Oilithreachta (pilgrim certificate) from Ballintubber Abbey. All come with well-documented claims to have been used by pilgrims since ancient times and are fully waymarked. The availability for the first time of a pilgrim passport offers an additional incentive for Irish people and overseas visitors to explore some of Ireland’s most unforgettable landscapes while reconnecting with the Christian and indeed pagan past.

Ireland's Pilgrim Passport

Obtaining your Pilgrim Passport

Pilgrim passports are available at  a cost of €5 from:
    • Bookworm Bookshop, Parnell Street, Thurles is the latest outlet that is offering the Irish Pilgrim Passport for sale.
    • Camino Information Centre, St. James’s Church, James Street, Dublin.
      (Open, April to October) Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.30 am to 3.30 pm
    • Ventry Post Office, Ventry, Dingle, Co Kerry
Passports can also be ordered by post. Just forward €5 and a stamped addressed 9×4 long envelope to:,
      • Top of the Rock Pod Park. Drimoleague, Bantry, Co Cork. Tel: 028 31547.
    • Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934.
You can use the following bank details to pay Ballintiubber if you wish:
    • IBAN IE58CSRN99109310841620
      BIC CSRNIE21
      Account name: Pilgrim Paths
Pilgrim Paths Passport Routes
Below you will find walk information for each pilgrim paths along with details about the evidence of path completion that is required to obtain the pilgrim stamp. There will also be up-to-date information about the walking route along with details such as public transport, hospitality, accommodation and other relevant data.
Click on the Icon for the Pilgrim Path for which you would like Passport information.

Tóchar Phádraig Pilgrim Passport - Click to View
St. Kevin's Way Pilgrim Passport - Click to View
Cosán na Naomh Pilgrim Passport - Click to View
Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrim Passport - Click to View
St. Finbarr's Pilgrim Passport - Click to View