This is a pilgrim walk to raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice Services.
We will walk in the footsteps of one of Ireland’s first female saints, Moninne, on her pattern day 6th July, departing from Faughart Graveyard. In 450 AD, Moninne left the Hill of Faughart to found a church on the foothills of Slieve Gullion. This is now called Killeavy.
Ring of Gullion Ambassadors and tour guides, Ann Ward and Venora Hovelt, will lead this special 10-mile guided walk. Our journey begins with magnificent views and a tour of the sacred sites of Faughart. This was home to St. Bridget who was a great mentor to Moninne. We meander across beautiful roaming country roads for 5 miles within the spectacular Ring of Gullion.
The Three Steps pub in Dromintee is kindly providing lunch for our halfway resting point. Our pilgrim walk will continue across the side of Slieve Gullion, through the forest, with a comfort break at the Courtyard.
Our final leg of the journey is to Killeavy Old Churches for a short guided tour where you will
connect to the stillness of these sacred sites. We follow an ancient path up to a pre-christian holy
well, dedicated to Moninne, after her death in 518 AD. Ann’s grandfather helped to build the shrine in
1929 and her Mum’s birthplace is just below the holy well. We rest here and breathe in the panoramic view of Killeavy. After our descent, we will be transported back to Faughart.
Special notes for guests:
- Please advise us of any health conditions or mobility issues; part of the route is steep and may be slippy.
- Wear warm, comfortable walking gear including walking boots.
- Bring a small rucksack with water and snacks, waterproofs, walking poles,( if possible), hat and gloves and an extra layer.
- Please advise us of any special dietary requirements or any other needs and we will do our best to accommodate you during this special experience.
Soup and sandwiches and tea and coffee are being provided at our half way mark at the Three Steps pub in Dromintee.
Cost: Suggested donation of £25 for Southern Area Hospice Services
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