Ireland Pilgrimage Day 1: Arrival in Dublin, Mass at Congmacnoise, Drive to Galway
by Steve Ray on September 22, 2012
My hike through the outskirts of Dublin before the group arrived. With an interactive map, videos and pictures you can join me on the leisurely hike through some beautiful countryside.
Ireland is a remarkably Catholic country that has overcome every obstacle and oppression. The people are generous of heart and friendly, the country beautiful, green and rich with history.
PILGRIMS ARRIVE AND OFF WE GO TO GALWAY
Today the group arrived and we boarded our bus and headed west. We stopped at one of the most important Catholic and historical sites in center of Ireland — at Clonmacnoise which was a profoundly important abbey from the 6th century founded by St. Cairón.
We arrived in Galway in time to check in and have time for wandering the pedestrian only streets full of street musicians, mimes, pubs and quaint shops and stores. Then our welcome dinner at the Imperial Hotel and everyone crashed into bed to get ready for another day of projected good weather!
PART ONE: AIRPORT TO GALWAY
PART TWO: Arrival in Galway, exploring the city, settling in to hotel, welcome dinner and well deserved rest in preparation for a busy day tomorrow including visiting the Shrine of Knock.