Old Drogheda Society
The first St Oliver Camino Walk which is being organised by the Knight of St. Columbanus Drogheda will be held on Friday May 29th & Saturday May 30th taking in visits to seven churches in Drogheda. It is hoped to hold the walk which honours St Oliver Plunkett, whose shrine is in St Peter's Church, Drogheda, on an annual basis.
The walk will start at Our Lady of Lourdes church, then go to St Peter's Church of Ireland, the Augustinian Church, St Mary's in James St, Holy Family Crurch,in Ballsgrove and St Mary Magdalene's Dominican Church, before finishing in St Peter's. The walk is 3.2 km and can be done within any time limit.
Just like the famous Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) in Spain, a passport will be given out to each patron as they start and will be stamped in each church on the walk, a certificate of completion will be given when all churches have been visited.
Already there has been great interest from all over Ireland and from abroad with many parishes, schools, clubs who are named after St Oliver travelling to take part. Many will remember the huge crowds travelled every year to Drogheda to pray for Blessed Oliver Plunkett to be cannonised and it is hoped that this Camino style walk will increase interest in the devotion to the County Meath born saint.
Old Drogheda Society,
Drogheda Museum Millmount
History, Archaeology & Heritage
Co. Louth, Ireland