St Declan’s Way – The Irish Camino (7 days)

26th September –  2tnd October 2021

 Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services are delighted to be the first charity to undertake the Irish Camino.

‘St Declan’s Way’, which predates the Spanish Camino by circa 400 years. This will be a very special and unique experience for our supporters, taking them 100 kms down paths trodden by saints of old, past castles and forts, holy wells and breath-taking views.

The 100 kms (62 miles) ancient path of St. Declan’s Way is very much a journey back in time linking the ancient ecclesiastical centres of Ardmore in County Waterford and Cashel in County Tipperary.

St. Declan brought Christianity to the Déise region of Waterford around 415 AD shortly before the arrival of St. Patrick to Ireland. St. Patrick did not come further south than Cashel in his mission to bring the Christian story to the people of Ireland. St. Declan left Ardmore in Waterford and made the return journey to Cashel to meet St. Patrick on many occasions and so the pilgrim route was born.

St. Declan’s Way remains faithful to the medieval pilgrimage and trading routes etched out on the landscape through the centuries. Following these ancient trails with Dr. Phil and Elaine will leave imprints that will last a lifetime. On our Camino, we quite literally walk in the steps of those who have gone before. When our own stories merge with the stories of old, it is then the magic happens.

Let the journey begin!

To register your interest and get a full itinerary, please contact David:

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By Phone: 01 4911072