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Welcome to Lough Derg

Welcome to the online home for Lough Derg. During the Winter months, from November until the end of April, the Island is closed. During this time the Lough Derg maintenance team are dedicated to the upkeep of the Island and the preparation for the new season.
We will update the website with all the information about the 2017 Pilgrimage Season in the early months of next year. In the meantime you can keep in touch with us through our Facebook page

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 

If you wish to find out more about the 2017 season and to be included on our mailing list or if you wish to organise a group to come to the island for a One Day Retreat, Three Day Pilgrimage or a Group Tour we will be delighted to help you.

Tel/Fax 00353 (0) 71 9861518 (From NI Tel. 00 353 71 9861518)

Or email us: info@loughderg.org. Media enquiries to sharon@loughderg.org