Update 21 October 2020
The Irish Government has announced that Level 5 restrictions will be in force across all 26 counties for 6 weeks, beginning from midnight tonight.
Lough Derg will not offer the new ‘Pilgrimage along the Lakeshore’ until further notice.
The Pilgrim Path remains open for personal prayer and pilgrimage, subject to the travel limitations and other government regulations in force at any given time.
The Prior, Fr La, intends to walk the Pilgrim Path in a personal pilgrimage each week over the coming months, bringing with him along the Lough Derg shore the prayers and intentions of our pilgrims and friends.
The Lough Derg Pilgrim Path is the setting for the new Pilgrimage.
Ecouraged by the many enquiries from pilgrims who are missing their annual opportunity to come to the island this year we are pleased to offer a new ‘Pilgrimage on the Lough Derg Lakeshore.’
In Penal times when pilgrims arrived at the lakeshore to find they could not cross over to Station Island they were resourceful and made their pilgrimage on the lakeshore. It is in this spirit that we invite you to ‘Walk and Pray’ along the Lough Derg Pilgrim Path.
In the following video Fr La speaks about the new Pilgrimage on the Lough Derg Lakeshore.