Wednesday, April 16


Theme for Lourdes 2014 Pilgrimage is

'Give me joy in my Heart'

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland, and for over 40 years the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage and on holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland. In June we bring a group of 90 people to  Hosanna House in Lourdes for what is a unique experience both Carer and Guest.  We have two super facilities in Kilcuan, Co. Galway and  Cois Cuain, Co. Wexford each offering different opportunities.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust's accounts are audited each year by James F Wallace, Waterford. Please click here to see note from Auditors.

Cycle 2014, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first cycle to Lourdes.

For more information on the Irish Pilgrimage Trust please contact us at 091 796622, please click on Facebook for more updates. 


The Irish Pilgrimage Trust 

 Lourdes Pilgrimage 2014

All our Carers and young people travel on Easter Sunday and participate in a unique week in Lourdes, together with friends from the wider community of HCPT, over five thousand pilgrims enjoy this exceptional experience every year.  Application forms are now being issued to the young people to travel with us on Easter Sunday 2014.  If you are interested in applying for this Pilgrimage, please click here for an Application Form 2014

We have a group for former carers of the Trust to travel to Lourdes with the Easter Pilgrimage called Forever Friends.  If you would be interested in joining this group for 2014 Pilgrimage, please contact the office for more details at 091 796622.

Irish Mass in St Bernadette’s Chapel, Lourdes 2013


Click here for details on KILCUAN

The Trust also provides respite care in its purpose built home from home in Kilcuan.

Since its opening in 1998 Kilcuan has been the venue of many friendship weeks and has welcomed many organisations with a similar ethos as The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. Situated in the beautiful woodland setting of the grounds of the Brothers of Charity the building was designed with the special needs of our guests in mind. All rooms are en-suite and are wheel chair accessible. A carefully designed oratory welcomes all into a wonderfully peaceful sacred space.


Hosanna HouseThere is also an annual pilgrimage in June to Hosanna House in Bartres, close to the town of Lourdes.  This Pilgrimage will travel to Lourdes on 21st June 2013 and return to Dublin on 28th June 2013.  If you are interested in more information about this Pilgrimage, please contact the office or click here for an Application Form 2013.



Click here for details on Cois Cuain, KilraneThe Trust opened a second smaller holiday home called Cois Cuain in Kilrane, near Rosslare Harbour which is available for Groups, organisation and families caring for young people and adults with Special Needs. This is a spacious house can accommodate 17 people.