Ireland

Whether it be St. Patrick Cathedral, the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, or the peaceful rolling hills and countryside, Ireland is filled not only with Church history but also with heritage, beauty, and tradition.



Day 1: Depart USA
Our pilgrimage begins today as we depart on our overnight flight to Ireland. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day 2: Arrive Dublin
Upon arrival in Dublin we will be met by our local Irish guide and transfer to a nearby hotel. Dublin is the vibrant capital of Ireland, with a romantic aura of Old World Europe. The remainder of the day is free.

Day 3: Dublin
Following breakfast, take a city tour of Dublin including visits to Trinity College to see the famous Book of Kells, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Old Town, the National Museum & Library, O’Connell Street and Phoenix Park. Overnight in Dublin.

Day 4: Dublin / Waterford
Depart Dublin for Glendalough. Tucked away in the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough was established by St. Kevin in the 6th century. This most romantic of monastic sites was one of Ireland’s greatest pilgrimage centers up to the middle of the 19th century. Continue to Wexford to visit the Irish National Heritage Park which provides a good introduction to the country’s ancient history. Continue to Waterford for overnight.

Day 5: Waterford / Killarney
After visiting a crystal factory this morning, depart Waterford for Blarney. Visit Blarney Castle, which dates back to 1446 and served as McCarthy’s stronghold. We will climb onto the Battlements to reach the Blarney Stone, said to impart the gift of eloquence to all that kiss it. After  we will have some shopping time in the Blarney Woollen Mills depart for Killarney, situated in a spectacular location amidst mountains, glens and lakes.

Day 6: Killarney
Drive the spectacular Ring of Kerry, the most popular of all the tourist routes in Ireland. Visit Muckross House and Abbey before returning to your hotel in Killarney for the night. This evening you may wish to take an optional jaunting car ride, the traditional form of local transport by horse drawn wagon.

Day 7: Killarney / Galway
Depart Killarney for Galway. Take a ferry from Tarbert to Killimer across the River Shannon and then travel via the lunar landscape of the Burren to the magnificent Cliffs of Moher, a dramatic great sheer rock face rising 700 feet from the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to Galway, “the City of the Tribes”, and check into our hotel.

Day 8: Galway / Knock
Following breakfast, celebrate Mass at the Galway Cathedral dedicated to Our Lady and St. Nicholas. Visit the Collegiate Church of St. Nicholas with its famous Spanish Arch from where Columbus prayed before sailing for America. We will then depart Galway and travel through Connemara, an area of outstanding scenic grandeur. There is a brooding sense of Ireland’s ancient culture and traditions in this haunted and mystical area where Gaelic is still the everyday language. Visit Kylemore Abbey, the only remaining home of the Benedictine nuns in Ireland, before continuing to Knock for overnight.

Day 9: Knock / Shannon
This morning we celebrate Mass in the magnificent Basilica next to the original church where our Blessed Mother appeared in 1879 and where Pope John Paul II announced that the Church would be known as the Basilica of Our Lady, Queen of Ireland. In the afternoon depart Knock for Shannon. In the evening enjoy a farewell dinner and show at Bunratty Castle.

Day 10: Shannon / USA
Today our Irish Pilgrimage comes to an end. Following breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport for our return flight to the United States.


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