Walk the Camino 2019

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

The Way of St. James

Sat. 22nd June 2019 - Sat. 29th June 2019

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is organising a FUNDRAISING WALK along the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, from  22nd to 29th June 2019. 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 days
  • Pilgrim  Passport
  • Luggage transfers along the route
  • Travel Insurance

 

Price will not include:

  • Flights
  • Daily Lunches

We will be asking all participants to fundraise €1,000 euro.

Saturday 22nd June 2019

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 23rd June: Sarria – Portomarin   22km

Monday 24th June: Portomarin – Palas de Rei  25km

Tuesday 25th June: Palas de Rei – Melide   15km

Wedensday 26th June: Melide – Arzua   14km

Thursday 27th June: Arzua – Lavacolla   29km

Friday 28th June: 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 2019 Camino Walk to Santiago de Compostela and traverse the hilly landscape of Galicia for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, please contact the office in Kilcuan at +353 (0) 91 796622 or info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com for an application form.  Closing date for receipt of application forms is Friday, 26th October, 2018.

Further updates and details later