Youtube iCatholic

A Practical Guide to the new Pilgrimage on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path

PRACTICAL NOTES for Guided Pilgrimage on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path: 

  • The Pilgrimage is completed outdoors on the Pilgrim Path along the lakeshore.
  • Pilgrims will be accompanied by a member of the Lough Derg team as they ‘Walk and Pray’ the pilgrimage on the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path.
  • There are two distance options. 8km Pilgrimage or 12km Pilgrimage.
  • Maximum of 20 pilgrims per group.
  • Up to three groups per day with staggered start times.
  • The Pilgrimage lasts approx. 5 hrs 
  • The walk begins and ends at the Visitor Centre
  • The Pilgrim Path offers a moderate walk on gentle terrain. Pilgrims are advised to wear good walking shoes/boots and to be prepared for the changeable weather conditions at Lough Derg. 
  • In addition to what is available on the information boards each pilgrim will receive a Guide to the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path and Prayer Resource booklet that will be used along the way.
  • A small bottle of water and a piece of fruit will be provided to each pilgrim.
  • Pilgrims may wish to bring a snack/packed lunch.
  • Weather permitting, pilgrims will have the opportunity to gather for a simple Mass before the final stretch on the return route.
  • The Lough Derg Shop will be open in the Visitor Centre.
  • Prayer Intention cards available.
  • St Brigid’s Chapel will be open for written prayer petitions or light a candle to have loved ones included in Lough Derg Masses.
  • Lough Derg will be implementing the Public Health Measures that are in line with Government Guidelines at any given time.
  • Numbers are limited. Only those who have pre-booked can be admitted.

Contact info@loughderg.org or tel. 0(035371) 9861518

Here’s a video from when Pilgrim Bernard surprised us with his special snack – in the spirit of the Three Day Pilgrimage:

Weather permitting, pilgrims will have the opportunity for a simple Mass together before the final stretch on the return.

2021 Season Programme

There are no event(s)!