Lourdes from Ireland
Lourdes is a place of universal meeting and sharing, prayer and celebration of life
The origins of the pilgrimages to Lourdes began when Bernadette Soubirous reported the first of 18 visions of Our Lady on 11 February 1858. Since then, Lourdes went from being a small village in the Pyrenees to becoming the largest Catholic pilgrimage destination in Europe. The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, where the sacred grotto and the two Basilicas are located, embraces 22 places of worship and numerous facilities for the pilgrims and the sick, as well as the spring that began to flow from the spot dug by Bernadette on Our Lady’s instructions.
Joe Walsh Tours have been organising pilgrimages to Lourdes since 1961, with early pilgrims travelling by bus and boat before flights from Ireland were introduced shortly afterwards. We currently offer departures from various airports in Ireland, including Dublin
. Pilgrims can choose from 2 to 7-night pilgrimage packages
, all of which are led by a Spiritual Director and coordinated locally by our highly experienced team of representatives.
A typical Lourdes pilgrimage package includes:
» Direct flight from Ireland to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return
» Return airport transfers in Lourdes with guide assistance
» Hotel accommodation for the selected number of nights
» Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
» Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses
» Guided tours and social evenings
» Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives
For additional information, please call one of our Lourdes Pilgrimage Specialists:
» Dublin 01 241 0800
» Belfast 028 9099 4854
» Cork 021 427 7959
» or email email@example.com
Joe Walsh Tours Team
While on pilgrimage, you will be looked after by our highly professional team of representatives who will always be at hand to provide local support and ensure that your pilgrimage runs smoothly from start to finish. Our Lourdes team is led by our senior representative, Fionnuala Brua, who has lived in Lourdes and worked with pilgrim groups for multiple years. Our Lourdes office is managed by Caroline Trainor who assists Fionnuala in all aspects of the operation. Fionnuala, Caroline and the whole team of guides and representatives have an immense knowledge of the religious sites and their environs and will make sure that you have a truly enjoyable pilgrimage.
Our full pilgrimage insurance booklets are available to download below.
Download Travel Insurance Booklet for Pilgrimage Tours from Ireland (12 pages)
Download Travel Insurance Booklet for Pilgrimage Tours from the UK (12 pages)