Brigid’s Way Celtic Walking Pilgrimage
Reconnect with the sacred land of Ireland.
Step into Ireland’s ancient past this summer with Brigid’s Way Celtic walking pilgrimage. Regarded as the Irish version of the famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage will begin at Brigid’s Well in Faughart, Co. Louth on Saturday, June 27th and continue for 9 days, ending on Sunday July 5th at Brigid’s monastic city of Kildare.
Now in its third year, this pilgrimage connects two places sacred to the ancient Celtic Goddess and Celtic Christian Saint, Brigid, who in all her forms stands at the heart of the spiritual culture of Ireland.
The pilgrimage will wind its way through many places of spiritual and archaeological significance such as Newgrange, Hill of Tara and Slane. Along the route, pilgrims will experience some of Ireland’s most inspiring, peaceful and beautiful landscapes. This year, there will be a chance to sleep under the stars in the magical Donadea Forest, Co. Kildare!
Founded in 2013 by Karen Ward, author and holistic psychotherapist from RTE’s ‘Health Squad’ and BBC’s ‘Last Resort’ and Dolores Whelan, Celtic spiritual teacher and author of ‘Ever Ancient, Ever New’, the pilgrimage has grown from strength to strength. A dedicated committee of volunteers work all year round to offer this unique experience.
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the revival of the ancient art of pilgrimage, a central component of the indigenous traditions of Ireland. “Walking in pilgrimage allows participants to slow down the pace of life, enjoy the beauty of the countryside and listen attentively to the deep quiet voice within,” says Dolores.
The walk will cover 10 to 12 miles each day at a leisurely pace. People from all walks of life, all spiritual traditions and age groups are welcome to join. Pilgrims can take part in all 9 days or join for as many days as they wish. Many join for 4 days one year, and complete the other 5 the next. Others make a weekend of it, or simply join for 1 day.
Brigid’s Way is a profound experience for anyone who takes part – “A wonderful experience of fellowship, celebrating our national goddess and female saint, and connecting with the Irish landscape and ancient Celtic Spirituality. I found it most healthy and enriching!” – Alice, Ireland.
Full details of the pilgrimage – including costs, accommodation options and daily itineraries – can be found on the Brigid’s Way website www.brigidsway.ie For media enquiries contact Laura Murphy on email@example.com or phone 087 7733347.