Ireland

St Colman's Cathedral

St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, Ireland

021 481 3222

Cobh Cathedral, Cathedral Place, Irska

Every day: from 8.30 am to 10.00 pm

St Colman’s Cathedral is an exquisite gem of neo-Gothic architecture by the architects Pugin and Ashlin. It took 47 years to build, starting in 1868. In 1916 a Carillon of 42 bells was installed. The largest bell is 200 feet above the ground and weighs 3.6 tons. The Cathedral organ, by Telford and Telford, contains 2,468 pipes. The Cathedral is a regular venue for Recitals by Choirs from all parts of the world.Continue Reading

St Patrick's Purgatory

St Patrick’s Purgatory island – Lough Derg pilgrimage

+353 71 9861518

St Patrick's Purgatory Lough Derg, County Donegal, Irska

Wekdays: 9:00am – 5:00pm (4.00pm, Saturday and Sunday)

St Patrick’s Purgatory – Lough Derg pilgrimage St Patrick’s Purgatory is an ancient pilgrimage site on Station Island in Lough Derg, County Donegal, Ireland. According to legend, the site dates from the fifth century, when Christ showed Saint Patrick a cave, sometimes referred to as a pit or a well, on Station Island that was an entrance to St Patrick’s Purgatory.Continue Reading

Glendalough

Glendalough Monastic site and Visitor centre

+353 (0) 404 200 70

Glendalough Monastic Site, Glendalough, Irska

Every day: 24 hours

Glendalough Monastic site Glendalough is home to one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. This early Christian monastic settlement was founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century and from this developed the “Monastic City”. Most of the buildings that survive today date from the 10th through 12th centuries.Continue Reading

Knock Shrine

Knock Shrine, located in co. Mayo is Ireland;s National Marian Shrine where over 1.5 million pilgrims visit each year. The Pilgrimage Season at Knock runs from April -October each year with daily Masses and Confessions, Anointing of the Sick and Stations of the Cross. Groups are always welcome and can avail of guided tours, private Mass and a visit to the award-winning Knock Museum.Continue Reading

Croagh Patrick

The Croagh Patrick mountain – Pilgrimage and Climb

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Croagh Patrick, Mayo, Irska

Croagh Patrick Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption. Its religious significance dates back to the time of the pagans, when people are thought to have gathered here to celebrate the beginning of harvest season.Continue Reading