10-Day Pilgrimage | Celtic Ireland

Armagh | Belfast | Giant’s Causeway | Knock | Connemara | Bunratty | Dublin

Ireland

All Masses are subject to confirmation. This itinerary can be customized or modified to include additional opportunities for prayer, reflection and devotions.

10-Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Sunday | Depart for Ireland
Day 2 | Monday | Arrive in Dublin | Boyne Valley | Armagh
Dia dhuit (Hello-God to you)! Drive through the Boyne Valley, a landscape full of passage tombs and ruins. Celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Church in Drogheda. Continue to Monasterboice and see the High Cross of Muiredach.
IrelandDay 3 | Tuesday | Armagh | Downpatrick
The morning is dedicated to Northern Ireland’s "St Patrick’s Country". See the site of St. Patrick’s grave at Down Cathedral. Return to Armagh and see city highlights including St. Patrick's Church of Ireland and celebrate Mass at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Day 4 | Wednesday | Belfast | Giant’s Causeway | Derry
Tour Belfast along the Falls Road with Bobby Sands Mural and Solidarity Wall. See an exhibition at Titanic Belfast and shipyard where the Titanic story comes to life. Drive along the famous Giant’s Causeway to Derry. Celebrate Mass at St. Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry.
IrelandDay 5 | Thursday | Sligo | Knock | Westport
Drive through picturesque County Sligo to the pilgrimage town of Knock. Celebrate Mass at Chapel of the Apparition, where the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist appeared at the parish church in August 1879. Overnight in Westport.
Day 6 | Friday | Croagh Patrick | Ballintubber Abbey | Connemara
Begin the day at Ireland’s traditional pilgrimage site; Croagh Patrick, known as the Holy Mountain. Continue to Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, the beginning of the ancient pilgrim path to Croagh Patrick. Celebrate Mass at the Abbey. Drive through the scenic Irish countryside of the Connemara region to Galway.
Day 7 | Saturday | Burren Region | Cliffs of Moher | Bunratty Castle
Drive through the Burren region and stop at the majestic Cliffs of Moher. Then, continue to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. Enjoy the world famous Bunratty Medieval Banquet.
IrelandDay 8 | Sunday | Clonmacnoise | Dublin
Depart for Dublin. Stop to visit and guided tour of the Monastic site of Clonmacnoise founded by St. Ciaran. Celebrate Mass at the open air oratory, built for St. John Paul II’s visit in 1979.
Day 9 | Monday | Highlights of Dublin | Farewell Dinner
Celebrate Mass at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. The parish houses the Shrine of Venerable Matt Talbot. See popular sites in Dublin by coach. Stroll down Grafton Street and see the display on the Book of Kells at Trinity College. Festive Farewell dinner at The Merry Ploughboy Pub.
Day 10 | Tuesday | Return to the USA
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