Day 1 Start
Brigid`s Way is a WALKING pilgrimage over 3 counties. Distance each day will vary from 6 to 14 miles or 10 to 24 kms. Walking between 5 to 6 hours each day with intermittent rests. Please be aware this does require a MODERATE level of fitness and stamina, so please consider this before booking your place. Training in advance is advised. The option to join for one or two days is also available.
The Walking Route is mostly on very small ‘L’ roads with some routes through forest, along the canal and across the Curragh of Kildare.
The best footwear to use for walking on roads is strong trainers (broken in before you start). Hiking boots are not suitable for walking on roads.
“This was my first experience of walking part of St Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage. It was an enriching and rewarding experience, an opportunity to be at one with nature and enjoy the beauty of the path while in the company of such wonderful and welcoming group who each shared so freely their song, dance, story or welcoming smile.”
People Wishing to Join the Pilgrimage at Faughart Shrine
From Dublin, Drogheda and all points south of Dundalk
From M1 going south
From Monaghan /Castleblayney
Take the road to Dundalk until you come to the Ballymascanlon roundabout then take the 3rd exit from the roundabout, cross the bridge, exit onto L71000 follow this road for approx. 1 mile and you will see Faughart shrine on the left-hand side Car park there.
Travel Directions for the Beginning of the Pilgrimage
If you are taking part in the pilgrimage for more than one day it might be best to travel to Dundalk by public transport. The following options are available.
Leaves Dublin Connolly Station at 07.35am or 09.30am www.irishrail.ie
From Belfast the 8.00am train leaves Belfast Central Station and arrives in Dundalk at 09.15am www.translink.co.uk
If you are travelling to Dundalk there will be a Minibus which will bring pilgrims to Faughart, details of this will be sent in the final booking letter.