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Carlow Camino Route

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Follow the link to the route maps!

The Carlow Way

I have spent a lot of time thinking about the Camino in Spain and about the beauty in our own County that is not recognised for what it is.

So I have mapped my own Carlow Camino. It is intended as a pilgrimage route – it visits many important ecclesiastical sites and honours our local saints who travelled to Europe and established famous monasteries across the continent.

I have cycled all of it and it is very achievable for anyone. The maps are designed with walkers in mind in 8 stages; cyclists of course will cover them much faster.

A large portion of it is off road – I wanted to enjoy nature and travel on traffic free paths. The roads I have used are mostly very very minor roads and all pleasant to walk or cycle.

I hope people will try it out – I know I will be doing it on fine summer days!

Been Camino!

Weltenburg Kloster and Columbanus!

 

Weltenburg Abbey brewery is the oldest in the world, founded in 1050. by the Irish Monks of Columbanus.

Weltenburg Abbey brewery is the oldest in the world, founded in 1050. by the Irish Monks of Columbanus.

Weltenburg Abbey was founded by the Monks of Columbanus. They have been using the same recipe to brew their famous beer since the year 1050!

By coincidence I met with Sabine McGrath, a native of the area who on hearing of the visit of the Bell to Carlow, where she now lives, made the instant connection and united the Beer and the Bell!

Probably the best Abbey Beer in the World.

The Bell of Columbanus is coming to Myshall

Myshall area

Turas Columbanus

This year is the 1400th Anniversary of the death of St Columbanus. A bell cast in Italy to mark the anniversary is coming to Ireland and will be carried along the ‘ Turas Columbanus – The Columban Way . The bell was scheduled to arrive in Cork from Savona in Italy on a ship called ‘Great Europe’ on 14th March 2015 and will make its way to Bangor. Organizers wish to set up a schedule to transport by car (or even a bit of walking!) over March/April to bring it to the significant locations on Turas Columbanus and leave it there for the recipients to arrange celebrations of their own choosing. Other groups may wish to be included in the schedule.

According to the official brochure

“Manu will be in Cork to receive the bell and it is proposed that the Knights play a significant roll in the journey. We wish to set up a schedule to transport by car (or even a bit of walking!)
over March/April to bring it to the significant locations on Turas Columbanus and leave it there for the recipients to arrange celebrations of their own choosing. Other groups may wish to be included in the schedule,

The suggested route is
Cork – Dungarvan – Waterford – New Ross – St Mullins – Graiguenamanagh – Borris – Myshall and then Turas Columbanus as set out on the map.

It was to arrive in Myshall and be paraded during the St Patrick’s Day Parade, sadly the ship was delayed en route and the Bell will now come in the next few days.

So a visit to the Adelaide Church was an unexpected treat as it has always been closed whenever I called previously.

Detail from the interior of the Adelaide Church, Myshall

Detail from the interior of the Adelaide Church, Myshall

 

Adelaide Memorial Church Altar

Adelaide Memorial Church Altar

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View from the pulpit

Baptismal Font, Adelaide Memorial Church

Baptismal Font, Adelaide Memorial Church

St Finian and St Fortchern also taking part in the Parade

St Finian and St Fortchern also taking part in the Parade

Myshall area

Fantastic view of the Adelaide Memorial Church

 

 

 

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