Tributes to 81-year-old Fr Michael Guckian, who served in the Philippines as a missionary for 30 years, describe him as “a walking saint”.
The pilgrimage follows the route across Sliabh Bán taken by monks who lived in Cloontuskert Abbey, which was founded by St Brendan and his brother St Faithleach in 520 AD.
“From the beginning he was a teacher, and a very good one by all accounts. The word most often used by people was kind. Quiet in disposition and very discreet.”