2024 - our 40th Anniversary CYCLE to LOURDES

2024 will be the 40th Anniversary of our first fundraising cycle in France to raise funds for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The whole purpose of an Irish Pilgrimage Trust Cycle is to fundraise for the young people with special needs who will be brought to Lourdes and on Summer breaks in Kilcuan.

Our Cycle to Lourdes is a very unique event and always attracts a great group of individuals. Why not take on the challenge to train for and participate in this 1,000km long 7-day cycle. 

Everyone joining the Cycle to Lourdes, Cyclists and Backup teams, raise sponsorship to provide much needed funds for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. These funds provide assisted annual holiday pilgrimage trips to children and young people with additional needs. Our wonderful Volunteers, Carers and Medical support pay their own fares. This ensures that maximum value is derived from the funds raised by this event to directly benefit our special young people. All Cyclists and Volunteers pay their own fares.

If you are interesting in participating in this event please complete and submit the EXPRESSION of INTEREST form by following the link below. We will then get in touch with you to deal with your submission


Separately, if you would like to support the work of the Trust you can DONATE to the Trust directly DONATE NOW  or contact us by email at  info@irishpilgrimagetrust.com or phone our office on +353 (0)91 796622

This short video gives a flavour of our previous Cycle to Lourdes in France

If you would like to learn more about The irish Pilgrimage Trust Cycle to Lourdes or if you wish contact the organising committee you can email James McHugh, Committee Secretary directly at jmchugh@irishpilgrimagetrust.com or phone our Office in Kilcuan on +353 (0)91 796622, or phone James directly on 087 250 8074


The Trust is primarily funded by our volunteers fundraising activities and by private donations to allow us to serve children and young people with additional needs.

Our first Sponsored Cycle to Lourdes took place in 1984 and quickly became an established biennial event raising much needed funds to help finance The Irish Pilgrimage Trust.

Relaxing at one of our Tea Stops during our Cycle

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