The Centre for Celtic Spirituality

Pilgrimage to Ireland

God be with thee in every pass,

Jesus be with thee on every hill,

Spirit be with thee on every stream

Headland and ridge and lawn;

Each sea and land, each moor and meadow,

Each lying down, each rising up,

In the trough of the waves, on the crest of the billows,

Each step of the journey thou goest.

Carmina Gadelica

The Centre for Celtic Spirituality does not organise international pilgrimages, however there are many experienced travel agents in Ireland who will gladly work with your group to create the itinery you require.

The following are some of the places you might include on your pilgrimage journey.

The Centre for Celtic Spirituality at The Navan Centre close to the ancient City of Armagh.

Glendalough Monastic City

Monasterboice Celtic Crosses

Newgrange – ancient pre-Christian site.

Downpatrick – burial place of St Patrick.

Saul Church

Nendrum – ruins of a small early medieval  Monastic community near Comber, County Down.

Mount Slemish

Corrymeela Community – situated on the edge of the ocean and close to the Giant’s Causeway. A community of peace and reconciliation.

The Giant’s Causeway

Dublin – The Book of Kells.

Kildare – The heritage of St Brigid.


Aran Islands

Croagh Patrick



Pilgrimage and Faith

The Celtic Christians believed that Christ walks with us on pilgrimage journeys, and that Christ is present also in those whom we encounter along the way. They also believed in ‘thin places,’ sacred places, where there is onlya thin veil between heaven and earth.  As you journey in Ireland, we hope you will be inspired on your spiritual path by the ancient gifts of Celtic Spirituality. Pilgrimage is an opportunity to take a step outside your usual world and return refreshed and renewed, inspired to live your faith in a new and powerful way.

Bless to me, O God,

The earth beneath my foot.

Bless to me, O God,

The path whereon I go.

I on Thy path, O God,

Thou O God, in my steps.

– Carmina Gadelica