Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Croagh Patrick is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation. The Black Bell of Saint Patrick was a highly venerated relic on Croagh Patrick for many years.
The Rock of Cashel
Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars. This Pilgrimage with daily Mass features a mixture of pre-Christian and early Christian Ireland. From the Rock of Cashel; the ancient crowning stone of Irish kings, to the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, and St. Kevin’s bed and tower in Glendalough, to the Book of Kells; an illuminated manuscript containing the four Gospels transcribed by Celtic monks around 800 AD, widely regarded as Ireland’s finest treasure, there is plenty to enthrall and enjoy. Together with spectacular scenery, opportunities to meet the locals, and the comfort of staying in deluxe hotels, you will enjoy an informed, educational, and worthwhile learning experience on your tour of Ireland.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Book of Kells
The Book of Kells is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables.