United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough



Calling All Pilgrims for the 2017 Camino de Glendalough

Calling All Pilgrims for the 2017 Camino de Glendalough

The 2017 Diocesan Camino de Glendalough will take place on Sunday September 10. As with last year, pilgrims will be welcome to join the Camino at any point during the day and can choose to take the full 30 kilometre pilgrimage following St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood in West Wicklow to Glendalough or a shorter route.

The day will start with a Service of Holy Communion and Pilgrim blessing in St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood at 9.00 am on September 10. There will be a service in St John’s Church in Laragh at 9.30 am.

Once again, St John’s in Laragh will act as a hub during the day with buses available to ferry people to the Wicklow Gap for shorter walks. The day will conclude with a short service at the Upper Lake in Glendalough and those who undertake the full camino will receive their medals there.

The first Camino de Glendalough took place last November and attracted pilgrims from all over Dublin & Glendalough and beyond. The idea arose from the diocesan Come & C discipleship programme and has sparked a lot of interest both locally and internationally.

A special booklet was compiled to assist reflection during the day. It can be downloaded the Camino de Glendalough page on this website.