LourdesThe diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place annually during May or June 

Pilgrimage Director:
V Rev Matthew Boggan, PP




FatimaThe diocese of Ferns Pilgrimage to Fatima takes place annually in October.Pilgrimage Director:
V Rev Denis Browne



Our Lady’s Island

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

Fr James Cogley PP

Phone: 053-9131167 Fax 053-9131699





KnockThe Diocesan Pilgrimage takes place annually in July

Pilgrimage Director:
V Rev Gerald O’ Leary 






Lough Derg

The Sanctuary of St Patrick. A place of Christian Pilgrimage since  the 5th Century. 


V Rev Patrick Cushen, Parochial House, Ferns. 

053 9366152




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.

Kilcuain, Clarin Bridge, Co. Galway




Camino de Santiago

The Diocesan Pilgrimage normally travel in July.


Rev Roger O’ Neill 053 942117

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



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: Mr Pat Fogarty, Gaynestown, Cleariestown, Co. Wexford.

Spiritual Director: Canon Séamas de Vál