Pilgrimage to Ireland sites
take a Pilgrimage to Ireland and experience Catholic Ireland.
Below we have
listed some of the favorite sites for you to ponder.
Ireland is a
special country and if you have never been there that is a shame, and if
you not been there in over 5 years that is a bigger shame.
Ireland - Cliffs
the coast road into Clare County and the glorious
Cliffs of Moher,
one of the most beautiful sights in all the world. It rises 700 feet
above sea level.
the Mountain of St. Patrick, also called Ireland’s holy mountain.
Weather permitting, we will walk the ten or fifteen minute walk to the
Chapel of the Apparitions,
which is actually the back of the old church, where Our Lady appeared on
a stormy night in August.
of the shrine.
which houses a great deal of memorabilia from the time of the
apparitions, as well as the history of the area.
Chapel of Reconciliation.
Abbey - Clomacnoise - Bunratty Castle
We will visit a magnificent tribute to the Irish people, Balintubber
Abbey, fittingly called
Abbey that refused to die.”
It has a unique record of 775 years of unbroken Catholic worship, in
spite of pillage, fire and sword.
There are many beautiful sights to be seen at
one of the most important historic sites in Ireland.
See the Cathedral, Seven Church buildings, two round towers,
three high crosses
and two holy wells. Guided tours available.
Adare - Kilkenny - Blarney
Just south of Limerick is a beautiful old world village of thatched
cottages and medieval churches in a wooded area, called
It is truly a walk into the past. We will go to the
century Franciscan Friary
to celebrate Mass there.
a 12th century castle remodeled and set in extensive parklands.
made famous by a remark from Queen Elizabeth I.
Kiss the Blarney Stone if you dare and then go to the Blarney Woolen
Mills for the treat of a lifetime.
Visit our other sites:
Rock of Cashel
Rock of Cashel
is a spectacular castle/Cathedral from the time of St. Patrick.
Tour the Castle, and enjoy a short program.
Holy Cross Abbey
Continue on to
Holy Cross Abbey,
which is honored to house a relic of the True Cross.
Reconstruction and renovation of the Abbey began in 1975 and was
completed some few years ago.
Carrick on Suir, primarily the
built originally for Queen Elizabeth I, but became the home of the Duke
of Ormond, who played an important part in the Irish rebellion.
St. Peter’s Church
Drogheda and St. Peter’s Church, which is the home of the shrine
Saint Oliver Plunkett,
the first Irish Saint to come from the Persecution of Henry VIII.
The Saint’s incorrupt head is venerated in this church.
Pilgrimage to Ireland - Monasterboice
We also stop at one of Ireland’s best known religious sites,
with the ruins of the churches, and three high Celtic crosses.
the shrine of St. Brigid
of Ireland’s most famous Saints.
It is a beautiful shrine, with a stone-lined prayer route, a stream
where Saint Brigid performed Miracles, and Saint Brigid’s stone and
There are said to be Healing Stones, each with a shape corresponding to
a part of the human body.
Pilgrimage to Ireland - Glendalough
- a 6th century hermitage of St. Kevin and his disciples.
Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin
Library - Dublin - Book of Kells
Venerable Matt Talbot
Learn the life of this special man in the Church.
Saint Patrick -
Patron of Ireland
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