Welcome to Lough Derg

Pope Francis has placed pilgrimage
at the heart of the Holy Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016.

Come and celebrate this Holy Year of Mercy on Lough Derg.

2016 Season Dates 


May 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

August 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30

September 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 24


Wednesday 1st June to Saturday 13th August 2016

You may begin your Three Day Pilgrimage on anyday between the above dates.

(Three Day Pilgrimage ends on 15th August)

Lough Derg, the sacred Sanctuary of St Patrick, is very much a living part of Irish Christian Heritage.

A unique island, rich in prayer and faith, an island which has been calling pilgrims for over a thousand years, an island which St Patrick himself was called to.

For many people Lough Derg provides an opportunity to step back from their lives, to take stock and examine the direction which their lives are taking. For many others it is a time to come closer to God through prayer and reflection.

Lough Derg is an island of pilgrimage set in calm lake waters, offers no distraction, no artificialities or interruptions. Instead you are warmly welcomed and cared for: there are no strangers here. The island, made holy by the prayers of millions of pilgrims over the centuries, continues to provide a safe haven for rest, reflection and renewal to all who wish to ‘Come away to a quiet place and rest a while’, Mark 6:31

The Island reopens on 1st May 2016. Online bookings will be available during January 2016. A telephone booking can be made by contacting the Lough Derg office.

Please contact us on 00353 (0)71 9861518.

If you wish to find out more about the 2016 season or if you wish to organise a group to come to the island for a One Day Retreat or a Group Tour we will be delighted to help you.

Tel/Fax 00353 (0) 71 9861518 (from Northern Ireland 028 68632391)

Or email us: info@loughderg.org