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Ireland Mercy Pilgrimage

Prepare yourself for a unique encounter into Ireland's heart and soul. Accompanied by Ann Freeman


28 SEPTEMBER - 12 OCTOBER 2019: Wicklow (2 Nights) • Glendalough • Kildare • Waterford • Cork (2) • Tralee/Killarney (3) • Knock (1) • Dublin (3).

 
Ireland

 
MEAL CODE: B: Breakfast   L: Lunch   D: Dinner
Day 1: SATURDAY 28 SEP 2019 - DEPART FOR EUROPE

Day 2: SUNDAY 29 SEP - ARRIVE DUBLIN TO WICKLOW (D)
Arrive Dublin airport - met and transferred to Coolock House • Transfer to our accommodation in Co. Wicklow. Wicklow overnight

Day 3: MONDAY 30 SEP – GLENDALOUGH & KILDARE (BD)
Journey to the holy town of Glendalough • See best preserved Round Tower; a roofless Cathedral; St Kevin’s kitchen; Priest House over the Saint’s tomb • Kildare – Cathedral and healing well of St Brigid. Wicklow overnight

Day 4: TUESDAY 1 OCT – VIA WATERFORD TO CORK (BD)
Transfer to Waterford • Pray at the tomb of Edmund Rice • Waterford Crystal showroom • Continue to the village of Ardmore visiting sites including St Declan’s Well, a shallow basin where pilgrims came to bathe their hands and feet. • Finally arrive into Cork. Cork overnight

Day 5: WEDNESDAY 2 OCT - ROCK OF CASHEL & BALLYGRIFFIN (BD)
Travel out to the Rock of Cashel - explore the landmark including Cormac’s Chapel • Nano Nagle Centre at Ballygriffin • Return to Cork - enter the Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne • Remainder of the day at leisure. This evening - dinner at one of Cork’s many restaurants (own arrangements). Cork overnight.

Day 6: THURSDAY 3 OCT - KILLARNEY & TRALEE (BD)
Make a stop at the Blarney Castle • Journey through the Derrynasaggart Mountains to Killarney • Tour the region featuring superb seascapes, towering cliffs, charming villages and spectacular mountains with highlights MacGillycuddy Reeks and Ladies View • Some free time in charming Tralee before dinner. Tralee/Killarney overnight.

Day 7: FRIDAY 4 OCT - RING OF KERRY (BD)
Day of scenic wonder – travel by coach the Ring of Kerry • Return to our hotel in time for dinner. Tralee/Killarney overnight.

Day 8: SATURDAY 5 OCT - DINGLE PENINSULA (BD)
Journey to the Dingle Peninsula to view a number of Christian sites • Slea Head - the most westerly point in Europe. • 12th century Church at Kilmalkedar and Gallarus Oratory • Visit the beehive huts in the port of Dingle. Tralee/Killarney overnight.

Day 9: SUNDAY 6 OCT - VIA CLIFFS OF MOHER TO KNOCK (BD)
Travel day - journey north along the Cliffs of Moher • Travel north to Knock where Our Lady appeared in 1879. Knock overnight.

Day 10: MONDAY 7 OCT – KNOCK TO DUBLIN (BD)
Guided tour of the shrine • Afternoon journey to Dublin. Dublin overnight.

Day 11: TUESDAY 8 OCT - DUBLIN (BD)
Sightseeing tour: visit the Trinity College Library - Book of Kells; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Dublin Post Office; St Mary’s Pro Cathedral • Dun Laoghaire – port where many sisters left for Australia and where Catherine McAuley opened a convalescence house for sick sisters. Dublin overnight.

Day 12: WEDNESDAY 9 OCT - DUBLIN (BD)
Mercy International Centre/Retreat Day (own arrangements) Dublin overnight

Day 13: THURSDAY 10 OCT - DEPART IRELAND (B)
Transfer to the airport for homebound flight connections.

Day 14: FRIDAY 11 OCT - IN TRANSIT

Day 15: SATURDAY 12 OCT - ARRIVE AUSTRALIA
 
Pilgrim Highlights
+ Coolock House
+ St. Brigid’s Holy Well
+ Rock of Cashel
+ Blarney Castle
+ Fahan Beehive Huts
+ Trinity College
+ St. Mary’s Pro Cathedral
+ Glendalough Visitor Centre
+ Edmund Rice Centre
+ Nano Nagle Centre
+ Kilmakedar Church
+ Cliffs of Moher
+ St. Patrick’s Cathedral
+ St. Brigid’s Cathedral
+ Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre
+ Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne
+ Gallarus Oratory
+ Knock Shrine
+ GPO Witness History

cost
Tour Code: PV4919
Dates:
28 Set - 12 Oct 2019
Air & Tour (Twin Share)
AUD $5990
Single Room Supplement
AUD $920
Tipping Made Easy: $220

Inclusions
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS: Based on Superior Standard / 3-Star accommodation • Most meals – 10 Dinners / 11 Full Breakfasts

TOURING & TRANSPORTATION: Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach touring • International flight travel from Australia to Dublin • Professional Pilgrimage Escort / Local Guides • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees

OTHER: Porterage at hotels • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrims Journal and Tour Wallet.

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