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

The Way of St. James

29th June – 6th July 2013

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is organising a fundraising walk along the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, from  29th  June 2013 – 6th  July 2013. 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.

 Please click here for an Application Form.

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

 

Price will not include:

·         Flights

·         Personal and Travel Insurance

·         Lunches

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Saturday 29th June 2013 Arrive in Santiago Airport and transfer by bus to Sarria (1.5hrs).  Aer Lingus have a flight at 09.40am from Dublin airport and a return flight to Dublin from Santiago Airport on Saturday 6th  July.  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 2013 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 asap.  Closing date for receipt of application forms is 22nd  February, 2013.

 

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

 

 

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