‘Camino de Glendalough’ Booklet Now Available to Download
A beautiful booklet has been produced to accompany those who undertake the Camino de Glendalough – either on November 6 or at any time. The booklet details the route of the Camino, which follows St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood to Glendalough, but also gives an insight into why people undertake pilgrimage and the story of the life of St Kevin. A brief history of the Monastic City of Glendalough is also outlined.
The booklet, provides information for walkers starting from points in West Glendalough – at St Kevin’s Church, Hollywood – and from East Glendalough – at St John’s Church, Laragh. Details of points at which you can join the Camino if you do not wish to walk the full 30 kilometres are also included along with walks around Glendalough itself.
The booklet concludes with the words: “What can we take away from our pilgrimage? We will all have come with different thoughts and expectations but hopefully we will depart carrying in our hearts something of the peace and beauty of a unique part of our heritage, something from deep in our past that can still have meaning for us”.
The Camino de Glendalough will take place on Sunday November 6. The event will begin at both ends of St Kevin’s Way with services taking place simultaneously in St Kevin’s Church, Hollywood and St John’s, Laragh at 9.30 am.
Following the service in Hollywood, pilgrims will have the choice of making the 30km journey by foot, bicycle or car. A booklet will be provided to aid the journey. Those that travel by car will be able to stop at certain points in their journey where St Kevin’s Way meets the R756. Walkers should expect to take at least six hours to complete this route.
Those attending St John’s, Laragh, on the day, will be provided with a booklet outlining walks around the Monastic City and along the Green Road. There will also be an opportunity to take a shorter walk along St Kevin’s Way from the Wicklow Gap to Glendalough. This is approximately 12km and will take approximately two hours to complete. A bus will be provided to take walkers to Wicklow Gap. There are many other opportunities for short walks in the area around the Monastic City.
St John’s, Laragh, will act as an information base on the day and participants are free to join in activities at any time that is suitable to them.
Weather permitting, the day will conclude with a gathering at the Upper Lake in Glendalough for a service of praise and thanksgiving at 3.30 pm.
The Camino arose out of the Come&C project but it also celebrates 800 years of the United Dioceses of Dublin and Glendalough.
It is also available on the Come&C page on this website: https://dublin.anglican.org/Come-and-C