Pilgrimages in the Diocese


The Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima departed on May 10th to the 17th May 2017 to mark the centenary of the Apparitions. It was a joyful    celebration for all involved, which was greatly enhanced by the presence of Pope Francis.

Pope Francis leads a vigil in the Little Chapel of the Apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal May 12.



The Diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes departs Kerry Airport on September 2nd 2018 to September 7th 2018.

For more information please contact Janice 064 7758219 or e-mail joskdp@eircom.net

New nurses and carers are always welcome. It is hard work but very rewarding. Carers must be 17 years of age when travelling. The fare for those on a full-time rota is subsidised.

While in Lourdes we have a full programme in place which includes a special Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage Mass at the Grotto – the highlight, Vigil of Reconciliation, Vigil of Healing, participation in the Blessed Sacrament Procession and Torchlight Procession, Mass in the Rosary Basilica to mention but a few.

The liturgies are led by priests from around the diocese and the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage Choir is representative of parishes throughout the diocese.

The presence of our assisted pilgrims in Lourdes and the help and kindness shown to them by the Diocesan Care Team makes the Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage very special.

For application forms or any information, please contact Pilgrimage Co-Ordinator: Janice O’Sullivan, Droum House, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Phone 064 77 58219 or email: joskdp@eircom.net

Diocesan Pilgrimage Photo 2017