Pilgrimage in Killaloe Diocese

There is a strong tradition of Pilgrimage in the Diocese of Killaloe



Each year there are two diocesan pilgrimages to Lourdes one in June and the second in October.


Lough Derg

On the first week of August, starting on the bank-holiday Monday St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Lough Derg, Co. Donegal is the destination.



Beginning on the 15th of August, the Feast of the Assumption at 6.00 am begins an annual Novena to Our Lady’s Shrine in Drumelihy in the Parish of Cooraclare, Kilmacduane.  Some others include St. Cunlán’s Well in Youghlarrra, St. Joseph’s well in Barefield, Latteragh and many others… There are numerous other pilgrimages, pattern and Saint day pilgrimages also.

Some of the saints associated with the diocese include :


Saints of Killaloe Diocese 

Senan of Scattery ; Flannan of Killaloe; Lua of Kyle; Brendan of Birr ; Imy of Killimer ; Caimin of Holy Island; Tola of Dysart ; Finnachta of Sixmilebridge; Cúmin of Shinrone; Máile of Kilmaley; Iníon Buí of Kilnaboy; Odhran of Latteragh; Lughna of Kinnitty; Conaire of Rineanna; Mochualla of Tulla; Finín of Quin; Cronan of Roscrea & Crusheen; Colman of Coolderry; Rudhan of Lorrha; Brecan of Doora; Luctighern of Fenloe; Columba & Conall of Drumcliffe ; Kieran of Modereny; Lught & Augh of Terryglass; Céide of Tubber;  Bláthmac of Ráth; Conlan of Nenagh; Fachanan of Kilfenora; Brigid of Liscannor, Kee of Kilkee; Leachtín Naofa of Miltown Malbay.and with all the Saints!



Killaloe Diocese