Our pilgrimage to Ireland will reveal a land shrouded in both in spirituality, which played a significant role in spreading the message of Christianity around the world. Our journey begins at the spectacular Cliffs of Moher and the unique topography of the Burren, where it is easy to find oneself pondering the majesty of creation. We will travel on to the famed city of Galway, where Ireland’s traditional language is still spoken, and explore this famed university and its intellectual and architectural treasures. The monastic influence dots the entire country and we will visit Kylemore Abbey on our way to Ireland’s holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, where Patrick is said to have fasted and prayed for 40 nights. Our pilgrimage will continue with a visit to the Shrine of Knock, marking the spot where Our Lady appeared in August of 1879, and stop in Downpatrick to visit the graves of Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid before heading to Dublin. In addition to visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral, built on the spot where St. Patrick baptized converts to the faith, we will spend time at Trinity College to see the famed Book of Kells and the National Museum, before we enjoy a festive farewell meal to mark our final night of pilgrimage in true Irish fashion.