Pilgrimage to Ireland sites

Ireland  - Land of Saint Patrick

Pilgrimage to Ireland

Let's 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.


Cliffs of Moher

Ireland - Cliffs of Moher

Take 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. 


Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick

Continue on to Croagh Patrick, the Mountain of St. Patrick, also called Ireland’s holy mountain.  Weather permitting, we will walk the ten or fifteen minute walk to the statue of St. Patrick.


Our Lady of Knock Shrine

Chapel of the Apparitions, which is actually the back of the old church, where Our Lady appeared on a stormy night in August. 

Tour of the shrine.

Folk Museum, which houses a great deal of memorabilia from the time of the apparitions, as well as the history of the area. 

Chapel of Reconciliation.


Ballintubber Abbey

Balintubber Abbey - Clomacnoise - Bunratty Castle

We will visit a magnificent tribute to the Irish people, Balintubber Abbey, fittingly called “The 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 Ballintubber Abbey. 

Continue to Clonmacnoise, 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 Ireland

Adare -  Kilkenny - Blarney

Just south of Limerick is a beautiful old world village of thatched cottages and medieval churches in a wooded area, called Adare. 

It is truly a walk into the past.  We will go to the 15th century Franciscan Friary to celebrate Mass there. 

Kilkenny Castle, a 12th century castle remodeled and set in extensive parklands.   


Blarney Castle

Pilgrimage to Ireland

Blarney Castle, 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.


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Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The 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

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. 


Ormond Castle

Ormond Castle

Visit Carrick on Suir, primarily the Ormond Castle, built originally for Queen Elizabeth I, but became the home of the Duke of Ormond, who played an important part in the Irish rebellion.   


Saint Oliver Plunkett

Drogheda and St. Peter’s Church

Drogheda and St. Peter’s Church, which is the home of the shrine to 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. 


Monasterboice Ireland

Pilgrimage to Ireland - Monasterboice

We also stop at one of Ireland’s best known religious sites, Monasterboice, with the ruins of the churches, and three high Celtic crosses.


Shrine of Saint Brigid

Faughart - the shrine of St. Brigid

One 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 Pillar. 

There are said to be Healing Stones, each with a shape corresponding to a part of the human body. 



Glendalough Ireland

Pilgrimage to Ireland - Glendalough

Glendalough - a 6th century hermitage of St. Kevin and his disciples.


Saint Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin


Trinity College Library Dublin

Trinity College Library - Dublin - Book of Kells


Venerable Matt Talbot

Shrine of Venerable Matt Talbot for tour. 

Learn the life of this special man in the Church. 


Saint Patrick Patron of Ireland

Saint Patrick - Patron of Ireland


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