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Come join me when I give a Healthy Ireland talk at Miltown Malbay Library, County Clare. “The Hidden Benefits of Walking”, a talk by Pius Murray. When: Wednesday, February 6th., 2019 @ 19 00 Where: Miltown Malbay Library Walking improves not only our physical health, but may have a positive impact on our mental well […]

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Life doesn’t always allow us to ramble the roads of Inisheer in person when we feel the urge but today join me as I take you on a guided tour of Inisheer. Inisheer has 270 all year round residents, who speak Irish as their everyday language. During the tourist season(March-October) the population may increase considerably […]

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The ‘Walk with Pius’ Inis Ceatlra Pilgrim Path Walk is part of the National Pilgrim Path Week 2019.  It is a beautiful inspirational walk around Inis Ceatlra / Holy Island, on Lough Derg.  This walk is at an easy pace so can be enjoyed by all levels of moderate fitness. Date: April 22nd., 2019 (Easter […]

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Inisheer Inspirational Walk with Pius on Thursday, June 28th., 2018. Pius Murray leads a guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands, to celebrate the Pattern Day of Caomhan, patron saint of the island. Meeting point: Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09 30 Departure to Inisheer: 10 […]

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Caomhan’s Pattern Day Walk with Pius on Thursday, June 14th., 2018. Pius Murray leads the 5th. annual guided walk, on the island of Inisheer (Inis Oirr), Aran Islands, to celebrate the Pattern Day of Caomhan, patron saint of the island. Meeting point: Bill O’Brien’s Doolin Ferry Co. Ticket Sales Office, Doolin Pier @ 09 30 Departure […]

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A visit to Colman’s Hermitage at Eagle’s Rock, Slieve Carran, in the Burren National Park, is a visit to one of the great sacred sites located in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark. Along the magnificent Wild Atlantic Way, this walk is a must on every visitors schedule. Colman, the holy man associated with […]

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Rath – Kilnaboy Pilgrim Walk, County Clare. Monday, June 2nd., 2018 at 10am. Join Pius Murray on June 2nd on a pilgrim walk from Rath to Kilnaboy in County Clare. Starting point: Rath Medieval Church & Graveyard, Corofin, County Clare. Parking: Kilnaboy Medieval Church, Kilnaboy, County Clare from 09 00 to 09 30. (Walkers will be transported […]

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Saint Colmcille, of Derry, Durrow and Iona, has a picturesque valley in the heart of the Burren, County Clare named after him. It’s called Glencolumbcille. Colmcille (Latin: Columba) is one of the three major saints of Ireland. Brigid and Patrick are the others. Colmcille’s Pattern Day is celebrated on June 9th. at many of the pilgrimage […]

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The ‘Walk with Pius’ Rath – Kilnaboy Pilgrim Walk is part of the National Pilgrim Path Week 2018.  It is a beautiful walk through the stunning countryside of the Burren & Kilnaboy, County Clare.  This walk is at an easy pace so can be enjoyed by all levels of moderate fitness.   Rath – Kilnaboy […]

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Saint Colman’s Pattern Day is celebrated on October 29th. Colman of Kilmacduagh’s date of birth is unknown, probably circa AD 560. The annals say he died on October 29th., AD 632 at Oughtmama, where he had established a monastic site in a fertile valley in the pass between Turlough Hill and the Hag’s Bit Hill […]

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