LourdesThe diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place annually from 17-22 MayPilgrimage Director:
Rev Matthew Boggan, CC




FatimaThe diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place annually in October.Pilgrimage Director:
Fr Thomas Doyle, PP



Our Lady’s Island

OurLadysIslandThe pilgrimage season opens on 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption, and closes on 8th September.

Fr Brendan Nolan, PP

Phone: 053-9131167 Fax 053-9131699





KnockThe Diocesan Pilgrimage takes place annually in July

Pilgrimage Director:
V Rev Oliver Sweeney, PP



Irish Pilgrimage Trust

IHCPT LogoThe Irish Pilgrimage Trust is a registered charity in Ireland. Each year, at Easter, it travels on pilgrimage to Lourdes with young people with special needs. Every two years a group of cyclists travel through France to Lourdes – a different kind of pilgrimage to the Grotto.

Rev Brian Whelan, CC



Prayer Groups /Retreat Houses


BallyvalooSt. John of God, Ballyvaloo

Retreat/Holiday Centre, Ballyvaloo

The centre caters for both residential and non-residential groups.

Contact the secretary between 10 am and 1 pm (Monday/Friday).

Phone: 053-9137160
Fax: 053-9137501
Email: ballyvalooretreatcentre1@eircom.net


Family of Adoration, Ferns

FamilyofAdorationFernsThe centre caters for those who wish to make a private retreat.

Pre-booking is essential.

Phone: 053-9366634;


Centering Prayer

Fr Tom Dalton PP

Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to cooperate with this gift.

Contemplative Outreach Ireland

Legion of Mary

legionAn association of Catholic laity who serve the Church on a voluntary basis in almost every country

Ferns Comitium

President: Con Foley
Knockananny,Tinahely, Co Wicklow

Spiritual Director: Canon Séamas de Vál

South Ferns Curia

President: Molly Darmody
Bayview Drive, Wexford, 053-9144359

Spiritual Director: Fr. Brendan Nolan, PP