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Island Opening Times


In the context of the COVID-19 crisis and the on-going government health measures, Lough Derg intends to open as soon as the public health situation permits us to do so with confidence.

If you require further information contact the Lough Derg Team on or 00353 (71) 9861518.


One Day Retreats (on select days in May and select days from 17th August & in September)

The pilgrimage season recommences at the beginning of May each year.  In 2020 the Island will reopen for One Day Retreats on first weekend in May. 

Please check the dates One Day Retreats are available here. They typically run on weekends and on a number of week days.

Boats are available from 9:15am. The crossing is less than 10 minutes from the lakeshore. Boats return from 4.30pm.

The Lough Derg office is open Monday – Sunday during the One Day Retreat Season from 9.00am – 5.00pm (9.00am – 4.30pm Sat & Sun). Contact +353 (0) 71 9861518


Three Day Pilgrimage Season commences on Friday 29th May 2020. One can begin their pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. Boats are available from 11.00am. Typically pilgrims arrive around mid-day on day one of their pilgrimage and depart at 10.00am on the third day.

The Lough Derg office is open Monday – Sunday during the Three Day Pilgrimage Season from 8.00am – 9.00pm. Contact +353 (0) 719861518.

Out of season the Island is closed from October – April

The Lough Derg Administration Office is open during these months;
Office hours 9.00am – 5.00pm
Monday – Friday
Contact Lough Derg:
Tel: +353 (0) 71 9861518
Write to: Prior, Lough Derg, Pettigo, Co Donegal
To find out more about Lough Derg


2020 Season Programme

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