Ireland

Faith Journeys invites you to experience the awe and wonder of our Catholic tour of Ireland.

In the early days of Christianity in Ireland, St. Patrick is credited with teaching the Irish Christians about the concept of the Trinity by displaying the shamrock or 3-leaved clover to highlight the belief of “three divine persons in one God.” On this inspirational Catholic tour of Ireland, we learn about this and much more as we pilgrimage through the land of the “Emerald Isle” and England to visit majestic basilicas, cathedrals, convents, Benedictine monasteries, and religious shrines commemorating Eucharistic miracles, beloved Saints (including St. Cuthbert, St. Julian of Norwich and St. Thomas More), Martyrs (Thomas Beckett and King St. Edmund), and even visitations by the Virgin Mary.

Sample Itinerary
Enchanted Ireland: A Pilgrimage of Heritage and Faith
Dublin / Cashel / Blarney / Cork / Gougane / Killarney / Dingle Peninsula / Burren Region / Cliffs of Moher / Galway / Connemara / Clonmacnoise / Dublin

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service to Dublin

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Dublin
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach to Dublin’s city center
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Dublin’s highlights including O’Connell Street, Phoenix Park, Trinity College, and Christchurch Cathedral
  • Late afternoon check-in at the hotel
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning, we will travel to County Cork stopping to see the Rock of Cashel, also known as St. Patrick’s Rock. This historic site is one of the most photographed in Ireland. Only a few remnants of the early structures survive from the 5th century
  • Lunch, on own
  • Continue to Blarney Castle, one of Ireland’s oldest and most famous castles. At the top of the castle, lies the Blarney Stone. Those who visit Blarney Castle may hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence.
  • Continue to Cork for evening dinner and overnight
The Faith and Beauty of Ireland: Slow Down and Smell the Heather
Cliffs of Moher / Galway / Connemara / Knock / Ballintubber Abbey / Scattery Island / Kerry / Waterford / Dublin / Glendalough

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service to Shannon

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Shannon
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach. Travel along the Cliffs of Moher to enjoy the spectacular views that attract over a million visitors a year
  • Continue to Galway via Corcomroe Abbey. The Abbey lies close to another monastic settlement, a group of three small early Christian Churches
  • Late afternoon check-in at the hotel
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Visit the Connemara Region, famous for its scenic lakes and mountains. See Lough Corrib (the second largest lake in Ireland) then proceed through Maam Cross to the village of Leenane and Kylemore Abbey
  • Lunch, on own
  • Explore Kylemore Abbey, a monastery founded in 1920 for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. A craft shop, pottery studio, restaurant, and gardens also surround the Abbey. Stop at the Celtic Crystal Factory for a guided tour and glass cutting demonstration
  • Return to Galway for evening dinner and overnight

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