The Rediscover Of Ireland’s Pilgrim Paths

In 2012, Thurles man, John G O’Dwyer walked Ireland’s almost forgotten penitential trails when researching his book titled, Pilgrim Paths in Ireland. Since publication of this book, which is now in its third reprint, there has been a huge increase in footfall on the ancient penitential trails of Ireland. In an illustrated talk, by invitation […]

Thousands to Rediscover their Heritage during Pilgrim Paths Week April 11 – 18

  An Eastertime Festival Celebrating Ireland’s Pilgrim Heritage April 11 – 18, 2017 Over the coming Easter period large numbers will retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths to celebrate National Pilgrim Paths Week. This new Eastertime Festival celebrating Ireland’s pilgrim heritage will see a nationwide series of walks taking […]

Thurles Launch for Pilgrim Paths book

John G O’Dwyer, is a Thurles based  outdoor writer and mountaineer who has spent a quarter century leading groups through the Irish uplands.  In 2012, he journeyed  the ancient pilgrim trails of Ireland from Slemish Mountain in the Northeast, where many believe Christianity in Ireland had its first dawning to  Skellig Michael where in medieval times  the known world […]