Upcoming Event: Rath – Kilnaboy Pilgrim Walk

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 Pilgrim Walk, County Clare. Monday, April 2nd., 2018 at 10am.

  • 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 to the starting point at Rath)
  • Distance: 11km.
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Terrain: Easy. Scenic, quiet rural tarred roads.
  • Fitness: Moderate. The walk will be at an easy pace, with all walkers staying together.
  • Gear: Warm, waterproof clothing. Comfortable walking boots/shoes.
  • Snack: Packed lunch and bottle of water etc. There will be a stop for lunch during the walk.
  • Contribution: Adults €10. Kids U-16 Free.
  • Walk Leaders: Pius Murray and Maureen Kelly.

Further information: Contact Pius at 087 9828173 or email pius@walkwithpius.com

More about Pilgrim Paths & Pilgrim Path Week

Pilgrimage has been defined as “a meaningful journey to a place of spiritual significance” and the practice is almost as old as history. In Ireland the pilgrim journey has strong historic resonance with early Christians coming to Clonmacnoise; medieval penitents journeying to Lough Derg and Glendalough, while others sought spirituality by visiting Skellig Michael or climbing Croagh Patrick.

Despite this long pilgrim tradition and robust reputation for spirituality, there was, until relatively recently, little footfall on Ireland’s penitential trails with the country not regarded as an important destination for spirituality motivated travel. The foundation of Pilgrim Paths Ireland in 2013, was aimed at changing this by raising awareness of the country’s pilgrim routes and creating a more general appreciation of Ireland’s Christian heritage. Since then the historic Pilgrim Paths of Ireland have echoed to ever increasing footfall.

Pilgrim Path Week 2018

Pilgrim Paths Week, which is now in its 5th year, is an Eastertime Festival based on Ireland’s network of pilgrim walking routes. This heritage themed event is organised by the local communities adjacent to each  penitential routes and is aimed at raising awareness of Ireland’s rich inheritance of pilgrim paths.  It is targeted, not only at those who enjoy exploring ancient tracks imprinted with the footsteps of  penitents past, but also at the growing numbers seeking walkways with deeper spiritual significance. Click here to find out more about Pilgrim Paths and Pilgrim Path Week 2018.

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