Many National and International Tour operators organise group tours at the Visitor Centre on the Lakeshore or when time permits to be on the Island as a touring group. From time to time we also welcome other interested groups.
SELF GUIDED TOUR OF VISITOR CENTRE/DVD
If your group has limited time they can avail of a self-guided browse around the Visitor Centre or spend reflective time in St Brigid’s Chapel, both situated on the lakeshore, and watch an exciting account of Lough Derg on DVD (multi-lingual). The Island is in full view of the lakeshore and the iconic statue of Patrick the Pilgrim stands tall at the lakeshore welcoming all visitors.
TOUR OF VISITOR CENTRE/DVD/GUIDED TOUR OF LAKE
TOUR OF ISLAND/DVD – multi-lingual
The tour can be extended to include a boat trip and guided tour of this ancient place of pilgrimage. The boat tour will circle Station Island the location of the ancient pilgrimage as well as coming close to Saint’s Island the location of one of the earliest monastic settlements founded a few decades after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. This small Island is overgrown and little can be seen of the ancient ruins, the only evidence is the remaining stone footbridge which connected the mainland and the pilgrim path to Saints Island.
Come explore Ireland’s most ancient place of pilgrimage. A guide will offer insight to this unique Island’s rich history and its connection to Celtic and Christian heritage.
The celebration of Mass or a Prayer Service can also be arranged if the group has their own Priest or Christian Minister.
Tours are available to Visitor Groups of 10+ persons from March through to October. Advance booking is essential. First tour may commence at 10am earliest. Last tour must be finished by 5pm latest.
March, April & October groups are welcome from Monday to Friday.
May, June, July, August & September groups are welcome from Monday to Sunday.
Please note tours of the Pilgrimage Island are not available on any day of the week from 1st June until 15th August each year. Tours of the Island can only take place on certain days during March April, May, late August, September & October each year.
Catering and refreshments are optional.
To find out more detail and costs please contact us direct here