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Lough Derg pilgrim numbers increase for first time in more than a decade

“People are talking more about the blessing of this place and the help and the comfort and the compassion of God that it offers.”

2019.08.16.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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