First fully-guided pilgrim journey including two Kerry routes is launched

Ireland’s first fully-guided pilgrim journey, which includes two Kerry routes, has been launched.

The guided journey along Ireland’s passported pilgrim paths will take place during Heritage Week from the 19th to the 26th of August.

The five ancient routes included on the Irish Pilgrim Passport are Cosán na Naomh and Cnoc na dTobar in Kerry; Tochar Phadraig, Co Mayo; St Kevin’s Way, Co Wicklow; and St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Co Cork.

Walkers collect a pilgrim stamp at the end of each walk, before being awarded the full passport when they arrive at Ballintubber Abbey after completing Tochar Phadraig in Mayo.

Advance booking is essential and more information can be found on www.pilgrimpath.ie