Places are available now for booking on the Achonry and Killala joing diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes from Tuesday 23 – Sunday 28 August 2016. The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala and by Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry.
The Spiritual Directors for the pilgrimage are Father Tom Doherty, Killala Diocese and Father John Maloney, Achonry Diocese.
The pilgrimage will depart from Ireland West Airport Knock on 23 August for five nights in the Hotel Agena. The cost of the pilgrimage is €710 (single rooms available, supplement applies).
To book a place on this pilgrimage please contact the following:
- Pilgrim Section
Michael Walkin, Ballina, JWT representative on 086-6080763.
- Assisted/Invalid Pilgrim Section
Eileen O’Brien on 087-4431325
All are welcome on this pilgrimage to the sacred place of Lourdes, the small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees which rose to prominence in 1858 due to the Marian apparitions seen by Bernadette Soubirous, who was later canonized.
Today Lourdes hosts around six million visitors every year from all corners of the world. This constant stream of pilgrims and tourists transformed quiet Lourdes into the second most important center of tourism in France, second only to Paris, and the third most important site of international Catholic pilgrimage after Rome and the Holy Land.