Advance Notice – Camino De Glendalough

The 2018 Diocesan Camino de Glendalough will take place on Sunday September 9. The Camino follows the 30 km route along St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood in West Wicklow to Glendalough and participants are welcome to undertake the full walk, which takes around six hours, or join the route along the way for shorter pilgrimages. The Camino de Glendalough is one of Celtic Camino routes which can be counted towards the completion of the Camino de Santiago. Those intending to walk the Camino de Santiago who have Camino passports can get them stamped in St Kevin’s Church in Hollywood and at the end of the walk in Glendalough. The day will start with a pilgrims’ blessing in St Kevin’s, Hollywood, at 9am and pilgrims undertaking the full route will be sent out from the ancient pilgrim church. There will also be a service of Holy Communion at St John’s Laragh. Pilgrims planning to walk from the Wicklow Gap or around Glendalough may depart from St John’s Church in Laragh. Parking will be available locally and there will be a bus to bring people to the Wicklow Gap or the Monastic City at regular intervals throughout the day. The day will conclude with a short service of thanksgiving and prayer at the Upper Lake in Glendalough at 5pm. After this the bus will bring pilgrims back to Hollywood or Laragh. The full time table for the day will be available on the Dublin & Glendalough website at:–us/camino–de– glendalough or the Dublin & Glendalough Facebook page.