St. Brigid of Kildare

A 9 day Pilgrimage walk will take place from Brigid’s well, Faughart, County Louth to Kildare Town. The route of this 9 day pilgrimage walk will start at the annual Pattern Day at St. Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart on 7th July, 2013. It will continue from Dundalk through to Tara and then follow along the Grand Canal to Maynooth and on to Kildare. People are welcome to walk the full pilgrimage or join in on route.

The promoters of the Pilgrimage, Dolores Whelan and Karen Ward invite pilgrims to join them walking in on this ancient pathway and to allow the wisdom of the majestic landscape and the inspiration of Brigid guide them:

– to ponder on life’s journey

– to shed what no longer serves us

– to dream in a bright and soulful future

So why don’t you join Dolores and Karen and walk a mile or two of Brigids Way?

Full details on the route, accommodation and cost available on

Brigid’s Way Pilgrimage – Arrival in Kildare, July 15th

The 9 Day Pilgrimage from St. Brigid’s shrine in Faughart, Co. Louth to St. Brigid’s Monastic City – Kildare town, will conclude on Monday July 15th.

On the final day, Monday, July 15th the pilgrimage will depart from Milltown, Co. Kildare at 10.00 a.m. to arrive in Kildare town at 12.00 noon.


Itinerary for the final day of the Pilgrimage

10.00 Depart from Milltown for Kildare Town

12.00 Noon Pilgrims will be welcomed at the Market Square on their arrival in Kildare.

12.30 – 1.00 p.m. Visit to St. Brigid’s Cathedral, Round Tower and Fire Temple

1.15 Walk to St. Brigid’sWell, stopping on route to visit the site of SolasBhride

Centre and Hermitages.

1.45 Gather at St. Brigid’s Healing Well – near the Japanese Gardens

A short break for lunch

2.30 Pilgrimage will conclude at St. Brigid’s Well


So why don’t you join the pilgrims on the final day of their pilgrimage and walk a mile or two of Brigids Way?