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Land of the Saints
A 12 day pilgrimage
With Fr. John Campoli, i.v.dei
Sept. 30—Oct.11, 2019
per person, sharing
plus airfare, taxes and tips*
Single supplement $649
The package price includes:
Day 1 – Monday 30 September 2019 Depart Newark Airport for our flight to Ireland
Day 2 – Tuesday 01 October 2019 – Arrival Shannon Airport – Limerick
Cead Mile Failte “Welcome to Ireland”.
On our arrival at Shannon Airport, we will begin our adventure at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. This 15th Century castle is the acclaimed setting for the 19th Century Bunratty Folk Park. Built in 1425 and restored to its former medieval glory in 1954, Bunratty Castle is the ultimate medieval fortress in Ireland. Within the castle hang many 15th and 16th Century tapestries, furnishings and works of art, which really create a sense of authenticity. Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Limerick Hotel
Day 3 – Wednesday 02 October 2019 – Glenstal Abbey – Rock of Cashel
This morning we will leave for Glenstal Abbey. The Benedictine Abbey, which is dedicated to Saints Joseph and Columba, is home to a community of monks. The monks assemble in Church four times a day for the Divine Office and the Mass. Benedictine worship emphasizes beauty and harmony, celebrating God’s presence, while it evokes a response of loving reverence in the monk – Mass and Lunch organized by the monks of the monastery.
In the afternoon we will depart for one of the most evocative and significant pilgrimage sites of medieval Ireland: the Rock of Cashel—intimately associated with St. Patrick and ancient seat of the kings of Munster. Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Limerick Hotel
Day 4 – Thursday 03 October 2019 – Burren – Cliffs of Moher – Galway
This morning we will follow the coast road to the Burren region which boasts amazing huge pavements of limestone and is also famous for its plant life with many very rare and protected species.
We will stop at the Cliffs of Moher where we see O'Brien's Tower proudly standing on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. We will then continue to Galway. Galway is both a picturesque and lively city with a wonderful avant-garde culture and a fascinating mixture of locally owned specialty shops. The center of the city is conveniently compact enough to ramble around comfortably – Panoramic tour on arrival. Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Galway/Mayo region Hotel
Day 5 – Friday 04 October 2019 – Connemara
This morning we will depart for Connemara, one of Europe's last great natural wildernesses. We will pass through the towns and villages dotted along a beautiful, indented coastline with views unmatched anywhere else in Ireland. The sightseeing to include Leenane, Killary Fjord and harbor.
We will travel through the wonderful Inagh Valley for a photo stop at Kylemore Abbey the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The Community of Nuns has resided here since 1920 have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast in Galway/Mayo region
Day 6 – Saturday 05 October 2019 – County Mayo / Knock
Early departure this his morning as we will depart for Ballintubber Abbey, built by King Cathal O’Conor in 1216, the abbey church is still used for worship, and is the only church in the country, still operating, that was founded by an Irish King. The abbey is located on the shores of Lough Carra.
We will then stop at 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. St. Patrick is said to have completed a forty-day Lenten ritual of fasting and penance here. ** Please note pilgrims can walk up to stage one of Croagh Patrick, up to the statue.
We will then continue to Knock Shrine and spend the day at one of the world's leading Marian shrines and an important place of pilgrimage for Irish people for over 100 years. On 21st August 1879, at about 8 o'clock, fifteen people; women, men and children, witnessed an Apparition. Our visit to the Shrine will include Mass in the Basilica, a visit to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, the Stations of the Cross, and the Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary, Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious, Litany of the Blessed Virgin followed by the Prayer to Our Lady of Knock. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast in Galway/Mayo region
Day 7 – Sunday 06 October 2019 – Clonmacnoise – Dublin
After breakfast, we will depart for the monastic site of Clonmacnoise. Founded by St Ciaran in the mid-6th century, it became a great center of religion and learning, visited by scholars from all over the world. Many historical manuscripts, including the 11th century Annals of Tighernach and the 12th century Book of the Dun Cow, were written here. Continue to Tullamore and visit the Tullamore Distillery. Tullamore D.E.W. is the original triple distilled, triple blend whiskey that is known all over the world for its smooth and gentle complexity – Tasting included. From here we continue to Dublin where we will enjoy a panoramic tour of the capital city before our check-in to the hotel. Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Dublin Hotel
Day 8 – Monday 07 October 2019 – Dublin
Departure for a full day tour of Dublin, We will visit Trinity College to see the magnificent Old Library and the 1200 year old legendary Book of Kells, the beautifully illuminated version of the Gospels, designed by monks in the 9th century. We will also visit Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. Built in honor of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. We will drive through the Phoenix Park and stop at the Papal Cross. We will stop at St Mary’s Pro cathedral for the celebration of Mass. We will enjoy some free time to enjoy the city at your own pace. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Dublin Hotel
Day 9 – Tuesday 08 October 2019 – Kilkenny – New Ross
This morning we will depart for a walking tour of Kilkenny. Kilkenny is also known as 'the marble city'. Its picturesque 'Medieval Mile' of narrow lanes and historic buildings strung between castle and cathedral along the bank of the River Nore is one of the south-east’s biggest tourist draws.
We will then continue to New Ross and visit Dunbrody Famine Ship, Dunbrody Famine Ship is one of the premier tourist attractions in the South East of Ireland. Centred on an authentic reproduction of an 1840’semigrant vessel, it provides a world-class interpretation of the famine emigrant experience. ‘The Dunbrody provides a unique insight into the bravery and fortitude with which Irish people faced up to a desperate situation. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Dublin Hotel
Day 10 – Wednesday 09 October 2019 – Wicklow
This morning we will depart to Glendalough, the setting of one of Ireland’s most important monastic settlements. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. A short walk will bring you to St. Kevin’s Monastic City where you will visit St. Kevin’s Church and celebrate mass there. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Dublin Hotel
Day 11 – Thursday 10 October 2019 – Armagh
Early departure this morning to go to Armagh, Northern Ireland. We begin our Christian Heritage Trail with a visit to two Cathedrals, both called St. Patrick’s.
The St Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral is an imposing twin spires building overlooking the City. It was on this hill on the 17th March 1840 that the foundation stone for the Cathedral was laid by Archbishop Crolly. You will be joining the morning mass. St Patrick’s Cathedral, Church of Ireland, was founded by St Patrick as his Great church. The present building dates from 1268 and was last renovated in 1834. Druim Saileach (Sally Hill) is the place St. Patrick chose as the base from which to spread his faith; he first built a stone church in 445 A.D. on the site where the cathedral stands today. Return to the hotel for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast at Dublin Hotel.
Day 12 – Friday 11 October 2019 – Dublin Airport This morning we travel to Dublin Airport for our journey home. Having been blessed to journey in the land of the Saints.
Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged and must be purchased at the time of registration if you wish to have pre-existing conditions covered. You may purchase this insurance through us, if you wish, by calling Stewart at 732.263.1990