Year of Faith pilgrimage to Ardmore

On Sunday, September 1 nearly 80 pilgrims set off from the St Laurence Pastoral Area (Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, St John’s, Sacred Heart, Ss Joseph, Benildus and Mary, Killea, Crooke and Faithlegg) in the Diocese of Waterford & Lismore on pilgrimage to the Ardmore Monastic site to mark the Year of Faith.


First stop was at the ruined Cathedral of Ardmore, where Fr Donal O’Connor gave a talk on the life of St Declan and passing on the Faith in Irish history.


The pilgrims visited the round tower and St Declan’s burial site, and prayed at the Holy Well where members of the group recounted their own personal faith stories.


The pilgrimage concluded with a gathering for prayer in the parish church and a rendition of Faith of Our Fathers, followed by a meal in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.