On behalf of the Pilgrim Paths Committee, I would like to invite the Cork Backpackers Club to join us on our special Heritage Week celebration of the Irish Pilgrim Paths. While these captivating medieval paths are open all year, for Heritage Week they will be even more accessible as we will be providing knowledgeable local guides, and you will be part of a group.
I would be most grateful if you could circulate this email to all members of the Cork Backpackers Club.
If your club would like to include one of these events in your calendar of summer walks, even better!
Our Heritage Week celebration takes place in four counties over six days:
- Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August – St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Drimoleague to Gougane Barra, Co. Cork. 37km
- Monday 21st August – Cnoc na dTobar, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry. 9km
- Tuesday 22nd August – Cosán na Naomh (The Saint’s Path), Dingle, Co. Kerry. 18km
- Thursday 24th August – St. Kevin’s Way, Hollywood to Glendalough, Co. Wicklow. 30km
- Saturday 26th August – Tóchar na Phádraig, Ballintubber to Murrisk, Co. Mayo. 30km
All walkers who complete the full 125kms will receive a Teastas Oilithreachta (Pilgrim Completion Certificate).
Advance booking is essential, and must be made using the relevant email addresses and phone numbers below:
St. Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, Gougane Barra, Co. Cork, (Aug 19/20): (028) 31547; 086 1735134; email@example.com; Facebook: St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Walk
Cnoc na dTobar, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry (Aug 21): 087 7942134; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Cnoc na dTobar
Cosán na Naomh Dingle, Co. Kerry (Aug 22): 086 8191942; email@example.com; Facebook: Cosán na Naomh/The Saints’ Path
St. Kevin’s Way, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow (Aug 24): 083 4328842; 087 2702099; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: GlendaloughPilgrimage
Tóchar Phádraig, Co. Mayo (Aug 26): 094 9030934; email@example.com; Facebook: Ballintubber Abbey
Please visit www.pilgrimpath.ie or facebook.com/PilgrimPath to learn more about our 12 Pilgrim Paths. If you are interested in visiting any of the Pilgrim Paths, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 2240368, we would be delighted to assist you.