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Lough Derg documentary airs on BBC NI

The film follows the story of several pilgrims arriving on Lough Derg and reflects on how the pilgrimage still manages to reach out to those seeking time out from the stresses and pressures of contemporary living.

2019.03.27.

Wanted: Lough Derg pilgrims to share their experiences

“It is lovely to see young people engaging with their faith and Lough Derg adapting to the times to a certain degree as well.”

2018.10.17.

New Prior for Lough Derg

Fr Laurence (La) Flynn intends to seek the way for Lough Derg to move ahead ‘in a missionary key’, reaching out from a place that is geographically ‘on the margins’ to offer a welcome to those who feel themselves to be ‘on the margins’.

2017.09.28.

Suicide support day at Lough Derg

“Suicide touches everybody regardless of whether you have faith or not. It is no respecter of age, gender, background, class or religious denomination,” said Fr Deery.

2017.09.13.

St Patrick’s Purgatory is open to pilgrims as Lough Derg season begins

“The notion of embracing the challenges of Lough Derg would appear to be nonsense. But it is glorious nonsense – it is the most wonderful witness to the most profound spiritual values.”

2017.06.04.

Cavan footballer to speak at Mary Untier of Knots novena

Alan O’Mara, author of ‘The Best is Yet to Come: A Memoir about Football & Finding a Way through the Dark’, will speak about his own mental health experiences.

2016.09.20.

Bishop praises value of ‘pilgrimaging’ with others

“I hope we can rediscover something of our great Celtic tradition of walking, with eyes and ears open for the God who is never far from us, greeting strangers, being welcomed by parish communities.”

2016.06.29.

New Irish pilgrim passport proves a hit with walkers

"We have a product but we need a big marketing effort by the likes of Fáilte Ireland to really get this off the ground.”

2016.06.22.

New book on ‘Lough Derg, Island of Quiet Miracles’

Book aims to open up Lough Derg to a new generation of pilgrims and rekindle its importance for people who have been many times.

2016.05.31.

Nuncio welcomes hundreds of pilgrims to Lough Derg

"Let it not be said of us that we were stingy or miserly in showing mercy to others in this Year of Mercy."

2016.05.07.

Papal Nuncio to open Door of Mercy at Lough Derg

Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

2016.04.29.

Invite someone to return to church in Year of Mercy

Bishop Denis Brennan of Ferns issues pastoral letter for Year of Mercy which will be distributed in parishes across the diocese this coming weekend.

2016.02.26.

Council appoints consultants to develop Holy Island

One of the most important historical and ecclesiastical sites in Ireland was once known as the ‘Island of the Seven Churches’.

2015.10.25.

Irish theologian & journalist present book to Pope

Companion and Study Guide to the Encyclical Laudato Si is now on its second print run.

2015.10.19.

Clare County Council to manage Holy Island

Holy Island in Lough Derg is one of the most important historical and ecclesiastical sites in Ireland and has important links to Brian Ború.

2015.06.16.

Lough Derg appeals for greater pilgrim support

Numbers participating in three-day retreats down, but numbers attending one-day retreats up 16 percent.

2014.08.29.

Easter Saturday designated National Pilgrim Paths Day

Event aims to raise awareness of Irish pilgrim routes and medieval Christian heritage.

2014.04.02.

Presbyterian minister & prior join in prayer on Lough Derg

Tenth ecumenical ‘Day of Friendship & Prayer’ held on island for Ash Wednesday.

2014.03.05.

Priest warns suicide is at crisis levels nationally

‘Living with Suicide’ takes place in Lough Derg today.

2013.09.25.

Lough Derg offers ‘Living with Suicide’ day

First ever day of support for those grieving a suicide or those who have attempted suicide.

2013.09.19.

Prior to move on from Lough Derg after 23 years in role

New appointment announced in clerical changes for Diocese of Clogher.

2013.08.13.

Irish pilgrims on Westmeath camino remember Santiago victims

Camino Walk in north Westmeath has links with Santiago de Compostella in Spain.

2013.07.27.
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