Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, is leading a special walking pilgrimage from Derry City to the island of Lough Derg.
The Diocese of Derry will undertake two pilgrimages to Lough Derg in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. The first will take place this weekend from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June, with the second taking place in August.
Ahead of this weekend’s pilgrimage, Bishop Donal McKeown invited willing pilgrims to undertake a special walking pilgrimage from Derry City to the island of Lough Derg, leading into the three-day pilgrimage on the island.
The 48 mile journey, which began on Wednesday 15 June, lasts three days before joining the other pilgrims in the Three Day Pilgrimage on the island. The pilgrim route, which includes meals and basic accommodation, is as follows:
Day one will cover 23.5 miles, traveling from Derry City to Killygordon with a break in Ballindrait. Pilgrims will stay in Killygordon on the first night.
The second day will cover a further 20 miles to Pettigo.
Friday, the third day will cover the final four and a half miles to the island of Lough Derg.