Pilgrimage to Ireland with Fr Martin Pitstick

               8 night/9 Day trip
 Without airfare $2500
 With airfare      $3200
Sept 7th to 15th
Please scroll down past itinerary for methods of payment.

Ireland was always known as the Island of Saints and scholars. St Patrick is the patron Saint of Ireland but he is but one of many famous saints. There was St Bridget, St Finbarr, St Brendan, St Kevin and St Colmcille and that is naming just a few. 

There are many sacred places scattered around Ireland that are visited by people from all around the world, such as St Kevin's round tower in Glendalough. 

The round tower in Cashel, 4 Alters near Ballaghaderreen Co Roscommon, and there are also very many 12th and 13th century Abbeys and Castles too. 

We have put together a great trip with Fr Martin Pitstick would will celebrate Mass each morning in different venue's and we will also see the beauty of Ireland's countryside and you will see why Ireland was once referred to as "The Island of Saints and Scholars".

Mininum of 10 people required, max of 20 people, so If you are interested in coming with us on this great Pilgrimage, please contact us here at SecretIrelandTours@yahoo.com giving us your name, address and phone no. We will put you on the list and let you know when we have the required number. 

Glendalough Co Wicklow
Rock of Cashel
Maynooth College Seminary
Knock Shrine Co Mayo

Itinerary 

Day 1

We will be waiting for you when you arrive into Dublin, where we take you to Dublin's St Mary's Pro-Cathedral where Fr Martin will celebrate Mass. We then visit Trinity College where you will see the Book of Kells. We then go to Maynooth College where we visit the magnificent Seminerian Church.

Day 2

 We see St Kevin's Round tower and Church in Glendalough Co Wicklow. We then make our way to Kilkenny Castle and Catherdal, then on to Cahir Castle and the famous Swiss cottage before settling into our accommodation for the night. 

Day 3

We go to the famous Rock of Cashel where St Patrick is said to have said his first mass. There you will see some amazing stone carvings by the monks who lived there centuries ago. We then go on to Bunratty Castle to explore the Castle and folk park where you will see how we lived in Ireland many years ago. Then we make our way to the Cliffs of Moher where you will see natures beauty. We stay in Doolin village where you can enjoy great music in all the bars and great food too.

Day 4

We visit Galway city today for some shopping. There is so much to see in Galway city from museums, history, street music, out door markets, great shops and restaurants. 

We then make our way to Kylemore Abbey, before we go to our accommodation in South Sligo .

Day 5  

We visit Our Lady of Knock shrine where The Blessed Virgin Mary, St Joseph, St John the Evangelist, angles and Jesus Christ (the Lamb of God) appeared in 1879. We will visit the Basilica also. We have the afternoon off so you can relax.

 

Day 6

We visit the four alters which is from penal times in Ireland when people were not allowed attend Church.   We then go on to visit Boyle Abbey which is an 12th century Cistercian Abbey, and Lough Key Forest Park where you can enjoy stunning scenery, relaxing walks and you can see the ruins of an 11th century Castle on an island in the Lake.

 

Day 7

Today we visit Drumcliff where we see the last resting place of WB Yeats who was a famous Irish poet. We also take a scenic drive called "The Horseshoe Drive" which is at the back of the famous Benbulben mountain in Sligo, then we visit The Holy Well" just outside Sligo Town. 

Day 8

We make our way back to Dublin today and give you the day to explore the capital city. We stay in our accommodation near the airport.

Day 9

We leave Ireland today.

Payment methods.

We have three methods of payment for your trip to Ireland.

We accept Checks, bank drafts, postal orders. 

Please send your payments to:

Secret Ireland Tours LLC

905 Lincoln Rd.,

Dayton, KY

41074

 

First method:

One full payment of $2500 if you do not require us to book your flight on or before March 1st 2019.

If you wish us to book your flight also the cost is $3200 which is also required on or before March 1st 2019.

Second Method:

Deposit of $500 paid by March 1st with balance paid by May 1st of $2000 if you are taking the option without airfare.

Deposit of $500 plus $700 paid on or before March 1st, with balance paid by May 1st.

 

Third Method:

Deposit paid  as above paid with both options by March 1st, with installments  of $500 paid on the 1st of June, July, Aug and Sept. 

 

We have organized music in the  local pubs for our tour groups. These sessions are very welcoming to anyone who would like to sing a song, or dance, or indeed, join with an instrument. 

You will hear, for free, some of the finest musicians in the country.  These musicians have travelled the world with their music, but there's nothing like playing in the local pub with their friends.

We will bring you to all the stunning areas only the locals know.

You will see lakes, mountains, sea shores, forests, holy places, and much more. You will meet the locals who might just tell you some stories about where you are.

Relax and take in the fresh air. Go for a walk, take pictures and soak it all up.

On our travels we will see 11th and 12th century ruins of Castles, Abbeys, underground passage tombs, outdoor altars and famine grave sites.

You will go back in time listening to the history of these places. 

We will also be bringing you to restored castles and modern gravesites. "Oh but why are they bringing me to a gravesite" I can hear you say. Just wait and come with us, you will be amazed at what you see.

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