Pilgrimage Themed Events

Camino de Santiago

Upcoming Events 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2021 it is likely that the early part of the year will involve restricted activity along all the paths. Please check with the individual paths for details relating to access and potential organised events before visiting.

Lough Derg, Donegal

Lough Derg organises guided Pilgrim Walks and Pilgrimage along the Lakeshore at various times throughout the year. The schedule of activity along the Pilgrim Path will be updated here https://www.loughderg.org/lough-derg-pilgrim-path.

Aran Islands, Galway

Caomhan’s Pattern Day Inspirational Walk on Inisheer, Aran Islands, County Galway, on Monday, June 14th, 2021.Walks with Pius

Pius Murray leads a walk on Inisheer (Inis Oirr) to celebrate Caomhan, the patron saint of the island.
Meeting point: Doolin Pier, County Clare @ 09 30 at Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Office.
Fee: €45 (includes ticket for return journey to Inisheer, on the Doolin Express Ferry)
Details: see www.walkwithpius.com/category/events or ring Pius 0879828173.
Booking in advance for this event is essential.


St Declan’s Way 2021 – End of July/Beginning of August


July 24th & 25th, July 30th, August 1st & 2nd – 5 Stages over 2 Weekends

St Declan’s Way – Cashel to Ardmore – 5 Stages – Co. Tipperary & Co. Waterford

  • Weekend 1 – Saturday & Sunday
  • First Stage: July 24th – Cashel to Cahir (park in Cahir, bus to Cashel, walk to Cahir)
  • Second Stage: July 25th – Cahir to Goatenbridge (park in Goatenbridge, bus to Cahir, walk to Goatenbridge)
  • Weekend 2 – August Bank Holiday Weekend – Saturday, Sunday & Monday
  • Third Stage: July 30th – Goatenbridge to Lismore (park in Lismore, bus to Goatenbridge, walk to Lismore)
  • Fourth Stage: August 1st – Lismore to Aglish (park in Aglish, bus to Lismore, walk to Aglish)
  • Fifth Stage: August 2nd – Aglish to Ardmore (park in Ardmore, bus to Aglish, walk to Ardmore)


Booking at http://bit.ly/2HoqUyv


Completed Events


September, 20 to 25: Walk of St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path

For those who missed the chance to walk the Spanish Camino and the Irish pilgrim paths this year, we offer you a chance to walk for five days on the Sheep’s Head Way and St Finbarr’s pilgrim path from 20th September, arriving at Gougane Barra on St Finbarr’s feast day 25th September. We can advise on selected loop walks each day with maps and phone contact provided. Each person, couple or small group will use their own transport. We will provide accommodation in outdoor Glamping pods, along with breakfast if requested. This is an attempt to provide a structured walking holiday suited to your particular abilities while avoiding large groups and transportation. Please contact David to discuss. 0861735134

Thursday, Feb 6, 2020

This is a first of its kind pilgrim event, which will feature the opportunities for pilgrim walking in both Ireland and Spain. It takes place in the Bookworm Bookshop, Thurles at 7pm, and is an evening not to be missed. The evening will open with a reception and tasting session for local foods and drinks from along the Camino routes in Spain and also the cuisine local to the Irish pilgrim paths.

This will be followed by a talk from author and Chairman of Pilgrim Paths Ireland, John G O’Dwyer. He will speak about his experiences – some sad, some insightful, some funny – while completing the Irish Pilgrim Paths when writing his bestselling guidebook to these routes He will also speak about the new Irish Pilgrim Passport and St Declan’s Way which opens this year as a fully waymarked pilgrim route linking royal Cashel with monastic Ardmore.

The final speaker of the evening will be Michael Walsh of the Irish Camino Society. Michael is one of Ireland’s most experienced Camino walkers and has already completed the entire pilgrim route from Holycross Abbey in Tipperary to Santiago in Spain. He will he give hints for those new to walking pilgrim routes and also speak of the new Celtic Camino, which combines pilgrim walking in Ireland and Galicia. Admission is free. All comers welcome. Don’t miss it!


Irish Pilgrim Journey, 2019

AUGUST 24/25

St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork. Guided contemplative walk over 2 days. Information, 0861735134 or email     davidross316@gmail.com.


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

August 27

Cosán na Naomh, Co Kerry – Fully guided 18km walk. For information   contact, 087 2518174, Email: foh@udaras.ie.

August 29

St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow. For information contact, 0868594333 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com,


Full Tóchar walk (35k) to celebrate the conclusion of the Irish Pilgrim Journey 2019.  For further information contact Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934. Email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.


AUGUST 18/19
St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork. Guided contemplative walk over 2 days as part of the 2nd annual Irish Pilgrim Journey.  The event is also a pre-meeting pilgrimage for those taking part on the  World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
Information, 0861735134 or email.     davidross316@gmail.com.
Cnoc na dTobar, Cahersiveen, Co Kerry. Guided walk to the summit as part of the 2nd annual Irish Pilgrim Journey. Information, 087 7942123 or email: skelligkerry@gmail.com.
Cosán na Naomh, Dingle, Co Kerry. Guided walk as part of the 2nd annual Irish Pilgrim Journey. Information , 086 8191942, Email: tp@iol.ie
St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow. Guided walk of the full route as part of the 2nd annual Irish Pilgrim Journey. For Further information contact, 0868594333 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com
Tochar Phadraig, Co Mayo. Guided walk of the full route as part of the 2nd annual Irish Pilgrim Journey For further information, contact 094-9030934, email: info@ballintubberabbey.ie.