Medjugorje and Ireland Pilgrimage

Country: Ireland, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Date: 22-04-2019

Duration: 14 nights

$3495 inclusive of tax

Transport & Accommodation

  • Flights from USA to Split and return from Dublin, Ireland
  • Private luxury air-conditioned coach throughout the itinerary
  • Full services of Joe Walsh Tours guides & representatives throughout the pilgrimage
  • 5 nights’ accommodation in Medjugorje
  • 1 nights' accommodation in Zadar, Croatia
  • 1 nights' accommodation in Galway, Ireland
  • 1 nights' accommodation in Limerick, Ireland
  • 1 nights' accommodation in Kilkenny, Ireland
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Dublin, Ireland

Tours & Excursions

  • Full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours and led by Spiritual Director
  • Introductory talk and guided tour of the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace led by Philip Ryan, Joe Walsh Tours Senior Representative in Medjugorje
  • Meeting with one of the visionaries (subject to their presence in Medjugorje) followed by Mass and a talk from one of the local Franciscan priests
  • Evening Rosary in the Parish Church, daily Mass, blessings, prayers for healing and the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary are some of the daily activities planned for the pilgrimage
  • Guided visit to places relating to the visionaries and the Hill of Apparitions, Podbrdo
  • Morning climb to Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain) to follow the Way of the Cross

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 – 22 April 2019 – Departure
    Departure from Canada to Croatia

  • Day 2 to 6 – 23 April 2019 – 27 April 2019 – Medjugorje
    Arrive into Split Airport – Transfer to Medjugorje for 5 nights. Full religious programme organised by our representative

  • Day 7 – 28 April 2019 – Zadar
    Departure for Zadar – Overnight in Zadar

  • Day 8 – 29 April 2019 – Departure for Ireland
    Departure for Zadar Airport for flight to Dublin, Ireland. Cead Mile Failte “Welcome to Ireland”. Today you will arrive into Dublin airport at 13:45 (as per flight details provided) where you will be met by your guide and escorted to you coach. Departure for Galway via Clomnacnoise. The monastic site of Clonmacnoise was founded by St Ciaran in the mid-6th century; it became a great centre of religion and learning, visited by scholars from all over the world. Many historical manuscripts, including the 11th century Annals of Tighernach and the 12th century Book of the Dun Cow, were written here. Check-in to your accommodation in Galway for Overnight, Dinner and Breakfast

  • Day 9 – 30 April 2019 – Knock Shrine – Connemara – Galway
    This morning you will depart for the world's leading Marian shrines: Knock Shrine. On 21st August 1879, at about 8 o'clock, fifteen people; women, men and children, witnessed an Apparition. In 1979 Pope John Paul II and most recently (2018) Pope Francis visited Knock Shrine. You will continue to a photostop of Croagh Patrick which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo. It is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland. You will then depart for the famous Connemara region, via Leenane including stop at Killary Fjoyd and Kylemore abbey.You will visit Kylemore Abbey the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The Community of Nuns has resided here since 1920 have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years. Return to your accommodation in Galway for dinner, overnight and breakfast

  • Day 10 – 01 May 2019 – County Clare – Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – Limerick
    Today you will continue to the Cliffs of Moher where the O'Brien's Tower is proudly standing on a headland of the majestic Cliffs. You will follow the coast road along the bay of Galway to the Burren region which boasts amazing huge pavements of limestone and is also famous for its plant life with many very rare and protected species. In the afternoon you will continue to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. This 15th Century castle is the acclaimed setting for the 19th Century Bunratty Folk Park. Built in 1425 and restored to its former medieval glory in 1954, Bunratty Castle is the ultimate medieval fortress in Ireland. Within the castle hang many 15th and 16th Century tapestries, furnishings and works of art, which really create a sense of authenticity. Check-in to your accommodation in Limerick for dinner, overnight and breakfast

  • Day 11 – 02 May 2019 – Limerick – Rock of Cashel – Waterford – Kilkenny
    This morning you will depart to one of the most evocative and significant pilgrimage sites of medieval Ireland: the Rock of Cashel—intimately associated with St. Patrick and ancient seat of the kings of Munster. You will then depart for Waterford, famous city for its crystal. A visit of the factory will give you a unique highlight into the factory tour which gives an up close insight into the centuries old tradition of Waterford Crystal making. Feel the heat of the furnace and marvel at the skills of our craftsmen. Departure for Kilkenny – Short city tour of Kilkenny if time permits. Kilkenny is also known as 'the marble city'. Its picturesque 'Medieval Mile' of narrow lanes and historic buildings strung between castle and cathedral along the bank of the River Nore is one of the southeast's biggest tourist draws. Check-in to your accommodation in Kilkenny for dinner, overnight and breakfast

  • Day 12 – 03 May 2019 – Wicklow Mountains – Dublin
    Today you will depart for the Wicklow Mountains. You will stop at Glendalough, the setting of some of Ireland’s most important monastic settlement. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will still your mind, inspire your heart and fill your soul. A short walk will bring you to St. Kevin’s Monastic City. Continue to Dublin. Visit Saint Patricks Cathedral. Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral stands adjacent to the famous well where tradition has it Saint Patrick baptized converts on his visit to Dublin. Check-in to your accommodation in Dublin for dinner, overnight and breakfast

    Day 13 – 04 May 2019 – Full day Dublin
    This morning you will depart for a panoramic tour of the capital city, including visit of Trinity College to see the magnificent Old Library and the 1200 year old legendary Book of Kells, the beautifully illuminated version of the Gospels, designed by monks in the 9th century. Visit the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeological museum. Take time at The Treasury which features outstanding examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or, Ireland's Gold. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland. Afternoon free at leisure for shopping or stroll the city at your own pace. Tonight you will have a farewell dinner at the Merry Ploughboys. Playing Irish Music in Dublin together since 1989, the Merry Ploughboys have provided the best traditional Irish entertainment for visitors to Dublin and locals alike for over twenty five consecutive years. Return to your accommodation in Dublin for overnight and breakfast

  • Day 14 – 05 May 2019 – Kilkenny – Wicklow Mountains – Dublin
    This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight home

Optional

  • Single supplement applies

Notes

  • A deposit of $500 will secure you place
  • Taxes, charges and government levies are included in the price
  • Passengers are entitled to check in one standard piece of luggage subject to airline’s conditions
  • Price per person sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Meals where not stated are not included in the price
  • Itinerary may be subject to change; E&OE
  • Licenced by the Commission for Aviation Regulation, TO 052 and TA 0689 in compliance with the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Package Regulation 2018.