Pilgrimage walk to celebrate St Oliver Plunkett

Pilgrimage walk to celebrate St Oliver Plunkett

A three-day walk to celebrate the 350th anniversary of St Oliver Plunkett’s appointment to the See of Armagh will take place next month.

The pilgrimage walk begins at St Peter’s in Drogheda, the shrine of the relics of St Plunkett, in July 7 at 10.45am and finishes in Armagh’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, with the unveiling of a statue of the saint.

Masses and Prayer Services will be celebrated at different points along the way.

Anyone who is interested in walking the last stage is asked to join the walk at Corran Hall (Newtownhamilton Road) on Tuesday, July 9 at 4pm. A short prayer service will take place at St Patrick’s Church, Ballymacnab at 4.30pm.

People are also welcome to meet the walk at St Malachy’s Church on the Tuesday evening at 6.30pm and then walk through the centre of Armagh to the Cathedral for the special celebration at 7.30pm.