Pilgrim Paths Week 2019 – April 19th to 28th

Pilgrim Paths week 2019 will run from Friday April 19th, through EASTER and then on to the following Sunday, April 28th.

Pilgrim Paths Week, which is now in its 6th year, is an Eastertime Festival based on Ireland’s network of pilgrim walking routes. This heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each  penitential route 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.

Pilgrim Path Week Event Details:

APRIL 19, 2019
Cnoc na dTobar, Co Kerry, Guided walk ascending the 14 Stations of the cross to celebrate Pilgrim Paths Week. Information: 087 7942134, Email: skelligkerry@gmail.com. Full outline of event on the Cnoc na dTobar page here.
APRIL 20, 2019
Fully guided walk  of St. Kevin’s Way, Wicklow celebrating Pilgrim Paths Week. Information 0868594333 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com
April 20, 2019
Cosán Na Naomh, Co. Kerry
Free guided 18km walk to celebrate Pilgrim Paths Week. Meeting at 10am at Ventry Beach Car Park. Contact, 087 2518174, Email: foh@udaras.ie. Further information on the event can be found here.

April 20, 2019

Kilcommon Pilgrim Loop, Co. Tipperary

• 1.30-2pm: Registration at Kilcommon Community Hall.
• 2.00 pm. Welcome talk by Fr. Dan Woods, P.P.
• 2.20: Walk departs
• 3.30: Reflection and Readings at Mass Rock led by Fr. Anthony, OSB.
• 4.45: Gathering and Refreshments at Kilcommon Community Hall.
All welcome. Strong walking boots and walking sticks recommended.
Enquiries: Parochial House, Kilcommon, North Tipperary: (061) 78103

April 22, 2019
Tóchar Phádraig , Co Mayo
Easter Monday,  (17K) –1st Half Tóchar to celebrate Pilgrim Paths Week. For further information contact Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934. Email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.
April 22, 2019
Inishcealtra (Holy Island) Inspirational Walk.
Date: Easter Monday, April 22nd., 2019.
Time: 10 00 – 14 00.
Meeting point: Aistear Park, Mountshannon, County Clare.
(on Main Street in the village)
  • Boat trip to island @ 10 15.
  • Tour/ Walk of Island:10 30 – 13 00
  • Return boat trip @ 13 00.
  • Visit to Aistear Park labyrinth 13 15 – 14 00.
Walk leader: Pius Murray.
Contribution: Adults €20
Children U-16 €10
(includes cost of boat trips)
Proceeds from the walk go to Pilgrim Paths Ireland.
Terrain: easy, walking trail and grassy areas.
Fitness: moderate, easy pace with walkers staying together during the walk.
Gear: Warm weatherproof clothing. Comfortable walking boots/shoes/runners.
Snack: bring a small snack and a bottle of water/fluids. There will be a snack break on the island.
Further information: contact Pius
m.  087 9828173
e.   pius@walkwithpius.com
w.   www.walkwithpius.com
April 27 and 28, 2019
St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork
Guided contemplative walk over 2 days as part of Pilgrim Paths Week, 2019. Information, 0861735134 or email, davidross316@gmail.com.
April 27th, May 25th, June 29th, July 27th & Aug 31st
St Declan’s Way – Cashel to Ardmore – 5 Stages – Co. Tipperary & Co. Waterford
Celebrating the waymarking of St. Declan’s Way, Knockmealdown Active is organising a walk over the last 5 Saturdays from April to August.
Booking online at www.stdeclansway.ie or email info@stdeclansway.ie.
Details of event updates will be posted regularly on Pilgrim Path’s Facebook Page, like and share to be informed when there are new events.