Summer 2016 Celtic Walking Pilgrimages
This summer we are offering a different way for people to experience the Brigid’s Way Celtic walking pilgrimage in Ireland.
For the past three years, the Brigid’s Way pilgrimage has been walked over 9 consecutive days starting from Faughart. Co. Louth and continuing through Ardee, Slane, Tara, Kilcock, Robertstown, Milltown and Pollardstown Fen into Kildare town.
In July 2016, Brigid’s Way will offer an opportunity for people to experience a shorter version of this pilgrimage. We are hosting two weekend opportunities, which will allow pilgrims to have a deep and rich experience of the two places most often associated with Brigid, her birth place Faughart, Co. Louth and Kildare town, the home of her monastery.
It is also possible to join either of these pilgrimages for 1 day.
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July Weekend Pilgrimage from Faughart to Ardee
We invite you to join us at Faughart, Co. Louth on Saturday and Sunday July 2nd and 3rd. On day 1 of this weekend pilgrimage we begin at Brigid’s Well on Faughart Hill where we hold a blessing and prayer ceremony at Brigid’s well invoking her presence during our pilgrimage. We will then walk to Brigid’s Healing Shrine, spending time at the stream, the wonderful beech trees and the healing stones, allowing time to experience the beautiful peaceful energy of Faughart in it's "Summer Glory". After a picnic lunch at Faughart we will walk to Dundalk via Kilcurry, Toberona, up to Mount Avenue and into the beautiful lands of Lisnawilly (part of the ancient pathway) and into Dundalk town. On Day 2 we will walk from Dundalk to Ardee visiting the famous Cuchulainn stone and enact a dialogue that might have taken place between Brigid and Cuchulainn if they ever met! We visit the Brigid stain glass window in Knockbridge village before having lunch on the village green. We walk on to the beautiful village of Tallonstown and then into Ardee where our pilgrimage finishes. Dinner is available each evening and must be pre-booked.
Cost: €15 per day or €25 for 2 days
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July Weekend Pilgrimage from Robertstown, Co Kildare to Kildare town.
We invite you to join Karen and Lynda on Friday evening at Robertstown Cottages after 5.30pm for a Circle Gathering Meditation to meet Brigid, Goddess and Saint after a vegetarian dinner. On Saturday 23rd we will walk along the beautiful Canal banks past the Hill of Allen stopping for a picnic lunch (bring own) to arrive in Milltown and have a well deserved drink followed by dinner in the local restaurant (buy own). Following a lift back to Robertstown Cottages we will gather in Circle to celebrate the Full Moon and share our experiences of the day. On Sunday 24th we will drive / get a lift to the magical Pollardstown Fen to start our Pilgrimage walk across the Curragh to Brigid's Fire Temple, onto her Healing and Garden Wells and finishing with a very welcome cup of tea at the Solas Bhride Centre.
Cost for full weekend €150-€120 for further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org (only for full weekend)
You are very welcome to join us to walk either 1 or 2 days. Cost €15 per day OR €25 for days walking only. For further information and bookings email: email@example.com Telephone Karen McDowell on 087 460 9006
Full details will be emailed to participants on receipt of their bookings and payments. Paypal option available.