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The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity No. 5992 in Ireland. The Trust is primarily funded by volunteers fundraising activities and private donations.

Each year, at Easter, The Trust bring around 500 young people with special needs on a pilgrimage / holiday to Lourdes. All our volunteer carers pay their own fares and fundraise for our young guests. The Trust is run by a Board of volunteer Trustees,

The Trust also organise an annual pilgrimage in June and August to Hosanna House in Bartres, a small village close to the town of Lourdes. This pilgrimage/holiday caters for adults with special needs.  The Irish Pilgrimage Trust opened a respite house, Kilcuan, in Clarinbridge Co Galway in 1998 and in 2010 a second home, Cois Cuain, in Kilrane near Rosslare Harbour and welcomes groups and families there all year round.

Every two years a group of almost 120 cyclists cycle from the north of France to Lourdes - a different kind of pilgrimage to the Grotto. This is a major fundraising event for the Trust. 

From this page we invite you find out more about The Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

If you wish to contact us please ring 091 796622 or email