Pilgrim Paths Week 2022 Events
Have a memorable time walking St. Declan’s Way‘s ancient path from Goatenbridge via Mount Melleray Abbey to the historic town of Lismore, Co Waterford Transport provided each day to the start point. Full details below. Visit www.stdeclansway.ie/st-declans-way-2022-all-five-stages. Booking now open at http://bit.ly/2HoqUyv.
Guided walk of the Cosán na Naomh to Mount Brandon, Co Kerry. Contact details – 087 2518174, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook; Cosán na Naomh/the Saints’Path.
Guided walk of St Kevin’s Way to Glendalough, Co Wicklow. Contact details – email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com, Facebook: Glendalough Pilgrimage
EASTER MONDAY, APRIL 18th
Tochar Phádraig pilgrim path to Croagh Patrick is set to re-open on Easter Monday: April 18 with a fully guided walk. For further information contact: – Ballintubber Abbey, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: 094 9030934. Email: email@example.com. Facebook: Ballintubber Abbey
Inishcealtra (Holy Island), Mountshannon, County Clare – Easter Walk. Join a ‘Walk with Pius’ on Easter Monday to explore Inishcealtra (Holy Island) as part of National Pilgrim Paths Week 2022. Meeting Point: Mountshannon Marina, County Clare. Contact Pius Murray at 087 9828173. e. firstname.lastname@example.org, w. www.walkwithpius.com
St. Declan’s Way 2022 – All five stages on March 19th & 20th, April 16th (in conjunction with Pilgrim Paths Week), April 30th & May 1st. Full details at www.StDeclansWay.ie. Booking now open at http://bit.ly/2HoqUyv.
- Heritage Week event on Inisheer
- To celebrate Heritage Week 2021 join Pius Murray, on Sunday 15th August, on a guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands. This walk will focus on Caomhan the patron saint of the island.
Meeting point: Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09 30
Date: Sunday 15th August, 2021
Departure to Inisheer: 10 00
Return to Doolin Pier: 17 00
(Travel on the Doolin Express Ferry)
Price: €45 includes return ferry ticket
Booking for this event is essential:
M: 087 9828173
Irish Pilgrim Journey, 2021
A great opportunity now exists for visiting the Irish pilgrim paths to enjoy five fabulous days of guided walking, while making many new friends and, perhaps, completing the Irish Pilgrim Passport. Those not completing the Irish Pilgrim Journey, but wishing to join in for any of the days, are also most welcome.
Saturday and Sunday August 21and 22.
As part of the Irish Pilgrim Journey 2021, bookings now being taken for a guided walk along the St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, which takes place in West Cork. Information, 0861735134 or email email@example.com.
Monday, August 23
On the following day, there will be a fully guided ascent of Cnoc na dTobar Pilgrim Mountain, Cahersiveen Co Kerry. For information contact 087 7942134, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Tuesday, August 24
Guided walk of the Cosán an Naomh. Meet Ventry Carpark, (on the coast west of Dingle) at 10.30 am. Information and bookings (€20) from Kevin O’Shea, www.celticnature.com , 0876247230, Email: email@example.com
Time/distance: approx. 5.5 hours and 16 km. Return bus arranged for those who require it: approx 8-10 euro each, depending on numbers and bus company.
A stamp for the pilgrim passport will be provided on the day or, alternatively, can be obtained at Ventry Post Office or Dingle Tourism Office.
There are many accommodation options listed at www.dingle-peninsula.ie.
Thursday, AUGUST 26
St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow, fully uided walk. The meeting place will be the visitor centre at Glendalough where there will be a bus to bring walker to the start point. There is car parking at the visitor centre, For information contact, 083 4328442 or email: Glendaloughpilgrimage@gmail.com,
Lough Derg, Donegal
Lough Derg organises guided Pilgrim Walks and Pilgrimage along the lake shore 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!