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Brigid’s Way pilgrimage returns

The third St Brigid’s Way walking pilgrimage sets off on 27 June from Brigid’s Well in Faughart Co Louth and nine days later ends at Brigid’s monastic city of Kildare.

2015.06.11.

Gardaí investigate disappearance of pilgrim altar

The altar stone, which was situated at the rear of the iconic chapel at Gougane Barra, is known to be at least 350 years old.

2015.06.08.

Family relieved as Irish priest released from captivity

Delight in Co Mayo as missionary Fr Billy Sheridan SMA, who was kidnapped north-west Nigeria, released unhurt.

2015.05.23.

Lough Derg season opens

Up to 15,000 pilgrims visit Lough Derg every year (mainly from May to September) and this has been steady for the last number of years.

2015.04.29.

Pope officially proclaims Jubilee Year of Mercy

As a sign of communion of the whole Church, the Pope has requested that every diocese in the world open a 'Door of Mercy' for local celebrations of the Jubilee year.

2015.04.12.

St Brigid’s Way joins National Pilgrim Paths

The Brigid’s Way Celtic Pilgrimage takes nine days and charts St Brigid’s journey from her birthplace and shrine in Faughart Co Louth to her Abbey, healing and garden wells in Kildare.

2015.03.20.

Gaza conditions are “an assault on human dignity”

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne appeal to Irish people to hear and respond to the cries of the people of Gaza.

2015.01.22.

Primate heartened by news from Stormont

"It is good to see ‘Heads of Agreement’ rather than ‘Headlines of Disagreement’ emerging from the talks."

2014.12.26.

1,000 Religious open Year of Consecrated Life

“Religious life is only authentic when it is marked by humility” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2014.12.01.

Bishop salutes St Columbanus at catacombs

Children and young people need to be introduced to this towering figure of Christian heritage of Ireland and Europe.

2014.10.10.

2,000 Irish pilgrims depart for Lourdes

Seven specially chartered flights left Dublin Airport on Sunday with 175 sick pilgrims, 60 nurses, eight doctors and 560 volunteers from archdiocese of Dublin.

2014.09.08.

People go on pilgrimage to search for peace: Bishop

Wealth and technology don't still the hunger of the soul, Dr Boyce warns.

2014.08.17.

Appeal for pilgrims and padres for Reek Sunday

Priests sought to minister to anticipated 25,000 pilgrims likely to make the climb on 27 July.

2014.07.05.

Pilgrimage season starts at Lough Derg

“Taking time to come on pilgrimage to Lough Derg offers an opportunity to empty oneself and to find ones true self," says prior.

2014.05.28.

New BBC TV series focuses on faith in Armagh

Extraordinary life stories of ordinary peoples' personal faith journeys.

2014.05.25.

Catholic Grandparents Association founder meets Pope

Grandparents are the wisdom of a family, Pope Francis states.

2013.11.01.

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.

10,000 turn out for Pattern Day in Ballyheigue

Water from the holy well is regarded as having special properties.

2013.09.10.

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.

Reclaim Croagh Patrick as place of prayer and pilgrimage Archbishop urges

Important that those who climb Co Mayo mountain recognise the ground as holy and deserving of respect.

2013.07.29.

Archbishop Neary defends Church’s right to participate in public debates

“A mature secularism would welcome and provide space for religious believers in the public sphere" Dr Neary comments.

2013.07.28.

Weeklong festival marks Year of Faith at Croagh Patrick

For the first time this year Reek Week to be awarded to those who complete mountain climb.

2013.07.23.

Croagh Patrick

Traditionally, the last Sunday in July is associated with the pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, a mountain near Westport in Co Mayo.

1999.11.30.
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