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.
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!