Lough Derg Pilgrimage 2017
Introduction to Lough Derg
St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, dating back to the sixth century. It lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal, in the Diocese of Clogher, and is renowned in Irish Christian tradition since the time of St. Patrick.
Lough Derg is a special place of peace and personal challenge and has been receiving pilgrims continuously for well over 1000 years.
For many it is also a place of great healing, an extraordinary place where profound communion between God and the individual takes place and usually is unseen and unheard by anyone except the person themselves.
Elphin Diocesan Pilgrimage 2017
On the weekend of Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th 2017 Bishop Kevin Doran plans to lead an Elphin Diocesan pilgrimage to Lough Derg.
The pilgrimage is reserved to adults over eighteen years of age who are in good health and who do not any disability or health condition that could give rise to difficulties for the person over the course of the pilgrimage.
Dates & Times:
|Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th 2017
Pilgrims are asked to be at the Island for 1 pm on Friday June 16th.
|Bishop Kevin Doran
Fr. Gerard Cryan (Summerhill College, Sligo)
Fr. Pat O’Toole CSSp (Ballintubber-Ballymoe Parish)
|Information on Lough Derg:
|Please visit: www.loughderg.org
|Please consult the Lough Derg Three Day Brochure by clicking here.|
|Cost per person
|Senior Citizen’s: €65.00
Other Adults: €70.00
Payable on bus or, for those travelling by car, on arrival at Lough Derg.
Travel to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrims are welcome to make their own travel arrangements to and from Lough Derg
Pilgrim Bus Schedule and Booking Arrangements
|08.45||Athlone||St. Peter’s & Paul’s Church||14.15||€30.00|
|09.00||Kiltoom & Cam||Church of the Risen Christ||14.00||€30.00|
|09.15||Knockcroghery||St. Patrick’s Church||13.45||€30.00|
|09.30||Roscommon||Sacred Heart Church Car Park||13.30||€30.00|
|St. Brigid’s Church||13.15||€25.00|
|10.00||Tulsk||Tulsk Filling Station||13.00||€25.00|
|Short Break in Boyle|
|10.45||Boyle||St. Joseph’s Church||12.25||€25.00|
|11.00||Castlebaldwin||Hunt Service Station Castlebaldwin||12.05||€25.00|
|11.30||Sligo||Summerhilll College Car Park||11.45||€20.00|
|11.45||Drumcliffe||St. Colmcille’s Church||11.30||€20.00|
|12.00||Grange||Church of Mary Immaculate||11.15||€20.00|
|12.10||Cliffoney||Church of St. Molaise||11.oo||€20.00|
|13.15||Lough Derg||Lough Derg Car Park||–||–||–|
| To reverse a place on the bus please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / firstname.lastname@example.org before Tuesday June 13th 2017.
Places on a first-come first-served basis.
Please contact Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / email@example.com .