Pilgrim Paths Week 2020 – April 10th to 19th

Pilgrim Paths Week 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the present unprecedented set of circumstances, Pilgrim Paths Ireland has no option but to cancel all events for Pilgrim Paths Week, 2020. This was already promising to be the biggest and best PPW so far, and we regret that our many supporters cannot be facilitated with a pilgrim walk this coming Easter. Be assured, however, that all of Ireland’s pilgrim paths remain open, and it would be great to see as many as possible of you taking, once again, to these ancient trails to celebrate the coming Easter season.

Just maintain social distancing; this should not be difficult as there are 240 km of waymarked penitential trails spread across the country. Then walk in groups of 4 or fewer and you will most likely have an unforgettable time despite the virus.

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Pilgrim Paths Week, which is now in its 7th year, is an Eastertime Festival based on Ireland’s network of pilgrim walking routes. This heritage-themed event is organised by the local communities and is aimed at raising awareness of Ireland’s rich pilgrim inheritance.  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 signific
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

Good Friday, April 10 CANCELLED
Guided ascent of Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrim Mountain, Co Kerry. For information contact 087 7942134, Email: skelligkerry@gmail.com

Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrim Passport

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Holy Saturday, April 11 CANCELLED
St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow.  Guided walk. For information contact, 086 859 4333 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com
Cosán na Naomh, Co Kerry – Fully guided 18km walk. For information   contact, 087 251 8174, Email: foh@udaras.ie.
St Declan’s WayCANCELLED
First stage of  St Declan’s Way (Cashel to Cahir) on the new pilgrim path linking Cashel,  with Ardmore, Co Waterford. Distance 20km.  This is the first of five stages which will be walked  on the 2nd Saturday of April, May, June, July & August. Further information:  www.StDeclansWay.com or email info@StDeclansWay.ie.
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Easter Monday, April 13
Inis Cathaigh (Scattery Island) Easter Walk POSTPONED to Sat. August 29th, 2020
Join a ‘Walk with Pius’ on Easter Monday to explore Inis Cathaigh (Scattery Island) as part of National Pilgrim Paths Week 2020. Contact Pius at. 087 9828173. e. pius@walkwithpius.com,   www.walkwithpius.com
Tóchar Phádraig Pilgrim Path, Co Mayo. CANCELLED – next organised pilgrim walk of the Tóchar Phádraig is scheduled for Saturday, May 30
 Guided contemplative walk along the  17 km 1st half of the Tóchar departing at 11 am. Note: there will be an opportunity to complete the second half of the Tóchar on Saturday,  June 27 as part of a second fully guided walk. For further information contact Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934. Email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.
Tóchar Phádraig Pilgrim Passport
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Tuesday, April 14,
POSTPONED to a later date
Talk by Chairman of Pilgrim Paths Ireland John G O’Dwyer in Tralee Library, Co Kerry at 6.30pm. He will speak about his best-selling guidebook to the Irish pilgrim paths and also the pilgrim stories from his latest book which is titled ” Wild Stories from the Irish Uplands”. Admission free. All welcome.
Further information: www.kerrylibrary.ie

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APRIL 18th & 19th,
POSTPONED to a later date
St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Cork.  A contemplative walk as part of Pilgrim Paths Week 2020. Information from David Ross on 086 173 5134 or email, davidross316@gmail.com.
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