Our Lady’s Island Pilgrimage takes place from 15th August to 8th September each year.

Tuesday 15th August

Official Opening of Pilgrimage Speaker: Bishop Brennan

Mass 3pm followed by Blessed Sacrament Procession with Banners.


Saturday 19th  August

Combating the effects of bullying in the Home School And Workplace

Mass 3pm. Speaker: Charlie Wyn – Founder of ‘I’m a Friend’ Movement


Sunday 20th August

Mass of Healing – With Blessing of the Sick – 3pm


Wednesday 23rd August

Whispering Angels 8pm – Speaker: Francesca Browne (Author)


Sunday 27th August

Mass 3pm

Invite to Groups and Organizations

Gathering with Banners

Open to Everyone


Wednesday 30th August

A Time to Heal – 8pm


Sunday 3rd  September

Celebration of Life – Remembering the Little Ones – Mass 3pm

Special Ceremony for all who have suffered through Miscarriage

Stillbirths Abortions or Early Deaths.


Monday 4th September

Ecumenical Service – 8pm


Friday 8th September

Birthday of Our Lady – Mass 7pm Celebrant: Bishop Denis Brennan

Renewal of Commitment – Followed by Torchlight Procession


Daily Mass during season 3pm and 8pm

Healing Blessing with oils after 3pm Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation usually after 8pm Mass.

Parish clusters and organizations are invited to come for individual pilgrimages

during the season and bring their own banner. (Prior booking is requested)

Enquiries: 053-9131023 Mon–Thurs 9am-2pm or 0539131235 from 2-6pm weekdays

www.ourladysisland.ie        Rev Jim Cogley 0539131167


Pilgrims move quietly round the Island, either in organised groups or individually, reciting the Rosary. Ideally, a pilgrim carries out this exercise nine times during the season – some try to do all nine on the same day.

The Order of the Pilgrimage

  • The pilgrim begins with a visit to the Parish Church
  • The pilgrim now walks along the causeway to the Shrine at the entrance to the Island and prays there for a few moments.
  • Next the pilgrim follows the path to the left of the Island.
  • The Rosary with its fifteen decades (the Mysteries of Light are optional) is recited as the pilgrim walks around the Island.
  • A stop is made at the Shrine at the head of the Island, which is at the halfway point, for another quiet prayer.
  • The pilgrim continues the Rosary and walks back to the Shrine at the entrance to the Island.
    A final prayer of penance is said in the Church.