The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is funded primarly by donations and local fundraising events organised by our volunteers to finance supported holidays for young people with special needs.

Our aim is to provide a 'normal' independent holiday to young people with special needs or those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable who would otheriwse not get this experience. Our volunteer led organisation fulfills this aim through the generosity of our volunteers who raise funds and volunteer their time and expertise to provide the care and medical support necessary. The holidays take place in Lourdes and at our special holiday homes in Galway and in Wexford.

You can help this wonderful work by DONATING to the Trust, Volunteering or supporting our fundraising events, for more information please contact our office on +353 91 796622 or email

Pauline's story is about her daughter Shelly travelling to Lourdes with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust for the first time.

This is a video of our Guest Paddy that travelled without his Dad for the first time. The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a charity which brings young people with additional needs to Lourdes.

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