Ireland is the land of saints & scholars; follow the rich heritage trail of our Celtic Christian past on a tour with us
Ireland is the land of saints and scholars, and between the 3rd and 8th centuries, Ireland was one of the most important centers of learning and Christianity in Europe. From the 6th century, Ireland’s art, culture and learning shone like a beacon as the Dark Ages extinguished the bright lights of Celtic sophistication throughout the European continent. Irish monasteries were centers of spirituality and knowledge. Irish celtic art flourished producing beautiful illustrated manuscripts, ornate chalices and jewelry and stone-carved high crosses. Follow the rich heritage trail of our Celtic Christian past, discover the living traditions of Celtic pilgrimage and set your spirit free.
We facilitate pilgrimages to Croagh Patrick with expert guides. Croagh Patrick is a 762 metre-high mountain which pilgrims climb; following in the footsteps of Ireland’s patron saint. It was from its summit that Saint Patrick is said to have banished snakes from Ireland, and it was also here that he is said to have spent 40 days and nights in meditation, fasting and prayer. It takes about two hours from the 15th century Murrisk Abbey to climb to the summit, where a small chapel sits on a flat plateau. Marvel at the simple and breathtaking beauty of nature and take time to discover the spirit of Ireland.
Get in touch with us today for a personalized itinerary on 1-800-664-7474.