Speakers will include Camino guidebook author John Brierley, who will be focusing on how the Camino can be “a path of awakening, an inner-journey of self-discovery”.
“The event is targeted not only at those who enjoy exploring Ireland’s ancient tracks, but also the growing numbers seeking to escape the daily grind of life and take time out to reflect and meditate a little while enjoying the outdoors” – John G. O’Dwyer.
71 year old man from Cahirciveen now setting sights on Camino.
Festival becomes a week-long event for the first time thanks to “a remarkable renewal of interest in following in the footsteps of the past”.
A special Mass commemorating the Abbey's 800-year history has been commissioned from composer Fr Liam Lawton as part of the octocentenary celebrations.