Walk the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with The Irish Pilgrimage Trust
The Way of St. James
24th June - 1 st July 2017
The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is organising a fundraising walk along the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, from 24th June, 2017 – 1st July, 2017. The proceeds of the walk will be for the work of the Trust and specifically for Cois Cuain our new holiday home in Kilrane, Co. Wexford.
The cost of the walk is 500 euro and this will include:
Price will not include:
Saturday 24th June 2017: Arrive in Santiago Airport and transfer by bus to Sarria (1.5hrs). Aer Lingus schedule flights between Dublin airport and Santiago Airport.. www.aerlingus.com
Sarria – Portomarin 22km
Portomarin – Palas de Rei 25km
Palas de Rei – Melide 15km
Melide – Arzua 14km
Arzua – Lavacolla 29km
Lavacolla – Santiago 12km
The Way of St. James is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the apostle, Saint James the Great, are buried.
The Way of St James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. Legend has is that St. James' remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where they were buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.
There are many pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. However, The Irish Pilgrimage Trust is planning a walk along the ancient pilgrim path, also known as Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. The route was proclaimed the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987 and was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in 1993.
If you would like to join us for our 2017 Walk to Santiago de Compostela and traverse the hilly landscape of Galicia for The Irish Pilgrimage Trust, please contact the office in Kilcuan at 091 796622 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Closing date for receipt of application forms is 25th November, 2016.
We will be asking all participants to fundraise €1000 euro.