Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell is planning on leading a Catholic pilgrimage to Ireland this fall, from October 16-25. The trip, which includes stops across the Emerald Isle, offers attendees the chance to explore religious sites and natural wonders, delving into the natural, cultural, and spiritual beauties of Ireland.

Upon arriving in Ireland, attendees will stay at Lough Eske Castle Hotel in Donegal, considered to be the “world’s best luxury country hotel.” From there, attendees will make visits across Ireland during their stay, including the Knock Shrine, a Marian apparition site, and Croagh Patrick mountain, a popular pilgrimage site.

In addition, attendees will experience the natural beauty of the forests and beaches in Donegal, view Slieve League — the highest cliffs in Ireland — and have the opportunity to hike the beautiful Blue Stack. Other sites that will be visited include Donegal Castle, Clonmacnoise (St. Kieran’s monastery), and Trinity College, just to name a few.

The experience of viewing such beautiful sites will be enhanced by daily Irish history lectures from O’Donnell, an expert on Catholic Irish history. The pilgrimage will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the saints and spirituality of Ireland in great depth. In addition, Mass will be made available daily.

O’Donnell has years of experience leading such pilgrimages, and many have found them to be deeply enriching and truly life changing.

If you are interested in attending the Christendom in Ireland pilgrimage contact Brenda Seelbach at brenda.seelbach@christendom.edu.

Please note, the pilgrimage itinerary is subject to change based on coronavirus restrictions in Ireland.

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