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What you need to know as you Plan your Pilgrimage

You will be on the Island for two nights.
Pilgrims usually arrive around mid-day on the first day of the pilgrimage and stay on the Island until the morning of the third day.

Fasting begins at 12 midnight prior to your arrival. The period of fasting (one simple Lough Derg meal each day) lasts until 12 midnight on the third day.

Your 24hr Vigil begins at 10.00pm on the first day of the pilgrimage and ends at 10.00pm on the second day. There is an opportunity for a pre-vigil rest between 7.30pm and 9.00pm on the first day.

Bring your travel bag and include: warm and waterproof clothing, change of clothing, towel & toiletries, Rosary beads (available in gift shop on Island if needed), prescribed medication, sunscreen, insect repellent, suitable repellent.

Hostel-style accommodation is provided. Male and Female accommodation is separate. Wash basins and foot baths are available to pilgrims in their accommodation location.

Private car & coach parking facilities. There is a large private parking space at the lake shore. Public transport is available from across the island of Ireland. For more information on public transport links contact us directly on +353 (0) 719861518.

Organised Groups by coach. There are a number of Pilgrimage Organisers across the Island of Ireland who organise travel to and from Lough Derg. To find out more please contact us and we can help put you in touch with your nearest pilgrimage organiser.

Coming on the Three Day Pilgrimage, pilgrims agree to undertake the pilgrimage programme of prayer and quiet reflection in bare feet, keeping Vigil and maintaining the Fast. Pilgrims must be at least 15 years old, physically fit and able to kneel unaided and free from any illness aggravated by fasting.

Admission: General Admission €80.00 (subject to change, please check the booking page) 

Booking advised | Concessions available for students, seniors and groups

You can book your place on the Three Day Pilgrimage here.

Further information about planning your Three Day Pilgrimage here.


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