The pilgrimage of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help will visit Northern Ireland in the month of May. The pilgrimage, organised by the Redemptorists, will see the Icon visit all 26 Roman Catholic Cathedrals in Ireland to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the devotion to Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

The Icon will first visit Saint Eugene’s Cathedral, in the Diocese of Derry today Monday, 2 May, before returning to the South to visit the cathedrals of Monaghan, Cavan, Letterkenny and Sligo, as well as Saint Joseph’s Redemptorist Monastery in Dundalk.

The following week, the Icon pilgrimage will return to Northern Ireland, to be welcomed by Archbishop Eamon Martin at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh. The final visit in the pilgrimage on 13 May will be to the Redemptorist’s Clonard Monastery in Belfast.

The dates for the Icon pilgrimage in Northern Ireland are as follows:

  • 2 May – St Eugene’s Cathedral, Derry
  • 9 May – St Patrick’s Cathedral Armagh
  • 10 May – Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Colman, Newry
  • 11 May – St Gerard’s Parish, Belfast
  • 12 May – St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast
  • 13 May – Clonard Monastery, Belfast

For upcoming dates and more information on the pilgrimage of the Icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help visit