The Director of Pilgrimages is primarily involved in the organisation of the annual pilgrimage to Lourdes. The annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is held every summer. Parish groups, individuals and anyone with a desire to be part of this faith journey is welcome to partake. An annual collection in the parishes of the diocese is used to assist needy people with travel expenses and subsidises the expenses of required medical and professional help for the sick.
Director of Pilgrimages
Canon Jim O’Donovan PP.
The Presbytery, Ballinlough, Cork
The Annual Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage takes place each year from the 11th of June until the 16th of June. (This slot between the 11th to 16th of June is assigned to the Cork and Ross Diocese and does not change from year to year.)
As the pilgrims who travel with the Cork and Ross pilgrimage are pretty numerous it is necessary to have at least five planes to cater for the numbers. One of these planes is reserved totally for the Invalids who travel accompanied by the nurses and the doctors. 120 places are reserved for invalids travelling to Lourdes.
All bookings on the Pilgrimage should be made through Joe Walsh Tours office.