Walk the Camino

 Walk the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust

The Way of St. James

24th June - 1 st July 2017

 

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is organising a fundraising walk along the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, from  24th  June, 2017 – 1st July, 2017. The proceeds of the walk will be for the work of the Trust and specifically for Cois Cuain our new holiday home in Kilrane, Co. Wexford.

 

The cost of the walk is 500 euro and this will include:

  • Bus Transfers
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast for 7 day
  • Pilgrim  Passport
  • Luggage transfers along the route
  • Travel Insurance

Price will not include:

  • Flights
  • Lunches

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Saturday 24th June 2017: Arrive in Santiago Airport and transfer by bus to Sarria (1.5hrs).  Aer Lingus schedule flights between Dublin airport and Santiago Airport..  www.aerlingus.com

Sunday

Sarria – Portomarin   22km

Monday

Portomarin – Palas de Rei  25km

Tuesday

Palas de Rei – Melide   15km

Wedensday

Melide – Arzua   14km 

Thursday

Arzua – Lavacolla   29km

Friday

Lavacolla – Santiago  12km

TOTAL   117km 

 

The Way of St. James is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried.

The Way of St James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. Legend has is that St. James' remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where they were buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.

There are many pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. However, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is planning a walk along the ancient pilgrim path, also known as Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. The route was proclaimed the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987 and was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 1993.

 

If you would like to join us for our 2017 Walk to Santiago de Compostela and traverse the hilly landscape of Galicia for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, please contact the office in Kilcuan at 091 796622 or info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com for an application form.  Closing date for receipt of application forms is 25th November, 2016.

 

We will be asking all participants to fundraise €1000 euro.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
Kilcuan,
Clarinbridge,
Galway. H91 W596
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Tel.: +353 (0) 91 796622
Fax.: +353 (0) 91 796916
email:  info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com
Charity Registration Number: 20009953   CHY 5992

    

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