St. Finbarr’s – Pilgrim Paths Weekend Event – April 3rd to 5th 2015

St. Finbarr’s – Pilgrim Paths Weekend Event – April 3rd to 5th 2015

The order of events for St Finbarr’s way over Easter Weekend is as follows:St. Finbarr's Pilgrim Path

Good Friday 3rd April : 8pm onwards  Complimentary light supper  at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc & Walking Centre with time to meet, prepare and  orientate to the Pilgrim Walk.  A short reflection will be given on the challenge ahead.

Saturday 4th April:  9am Depart from the Top of the Rock, heading for Castledonovan, Mullaghmesha and the Mealagh Valley. (See map )

2pm Lunch. 5pm Arrival in Kealkil having completed the first 19km of the walk.

At this point those staying in Gougane Barra will be taken by bus to the Gougane Barra Hotel for dinner. Those staying in Drimoleague will have a Bus transfer to Drimoleague via Bantry A special deal will be in place at the WilliePa’s restaurant for dinner. This is not included in the price below. Then return to the Pod Páirc by minibus.

Sunday 5th April: Bus transfers from  Gougane  and Drimoleague will enable a 10am start from Carriganass Castle in Kealkil for the 16km walk over the mountain  to Gougane Barra. Sandwich lunch at a stop near Lackavaun before the steep ascent. A bus will be available for those who wish to take a less strenuous route to walk into Gougane by road. Arrival in Gougane at approx.

4pm with a short time of reflection and prayer. The Gougane Barra hotel will host tea and sandwiches for the walkers.

Cost is divided into two components:

  1. Cost of walk: €40/person.   This includes lunches both days, bus transfers and cost of guides.
  2. Cost of Accommodation: The Gougane Barra Hotel  and the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc offer packages as follows:

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GOUGANE BARRA HOTEL   Two night bed, breakfast and I dinner at € 125.00 per person                                                Three night B&B plus 2 dinners at € 199.00 per person 



 Two nights bed and breakfast : standard pod: €55/person sharing. Luxury pod: €70 /person sharing. 

Three nights bed and breakfast: standard pod: €80/person sharing    Luxury pod €110/person sharing

Note: dinner both evening is your responsibility. 

See for details of pods and facilities

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We hope you can join us for Pilgrim Path weekend.  Spaces are limited…Book early. A non-returnable booking fee of €25 per person will be required to secure a place.

For further details and to book a package please contact  Neil Lucey at the Gougane Barra Hotel 026 47069 Or David and Elizabeth Ross (028 31547)  at the Top of the Rock Pod Páirc.