The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity, Charity Registration Number 20009953 and Revenue No. 5992 in Ireland. The Trust is primarily funded by our volunteers fundraising activities and by private donations


The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland, and for over 40 years the Trust has been travelling on pilgrimage/holiday to Lourdes with young people with special needs, from all over Ireland.

The Trust has over 1200 people travelling at Easter time and it is divided into small groups of approx 10 young people and 12 volunteer carers who stay in one of the many Hotels in Lourdes.

During the summer we bring groups to Hosanna House in Bartres near 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. Both facilities provide Friendship weeks during the Summer....

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust's accounts are audited each year by DHKN, Galway Financial Services Centre, Moneenageisha Rd, Galway. Please click HERE to view our audited accounts.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust coplies with the Code of Governance, please VIEW the Public Statement of Compliance with the Governance Code.

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is listed on the Charities Regulatory Authority register of charities as required under the Charities Act 2009.  The registration number is 20009953 and an Annual Activity Report has been submitted to the Regulator.

Recent developement in the Community, Voluntary and Charity Sector The Wheel update October 2017.

Please click here for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust data protection policy.

Lourdes 2018 - Irish Pilgrimage Trust

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust bring children and young people with special needs on a week-long Pilgrimage Holiday to Lourdes each Easter. Here is a flavour of this very unique and often life enhancing experience for all those involved.

The Trust is primarily funded by our volunteers fundraising activities and private voluntary donations. You can help this wonderful work to continue by donating to the Trust, by Volunteering and by supporting our fundraising events. You can also visit our website on for more details.

We hope you enjoy our video.