Notre Dame Family Pilgrimage

Location: Croagh Patrick or Knock Shrine

To sign up for one of the pilgrimages click here

Option 1: Climbing of Croagh Patrick (registration required)


This option is primarily for those in good physical condition. It involves a strenuous hike up Croagh Patrick, a 2,500 ft. mountain in Mayo, the most ancient pilgrimage site in Ireland. This trek is unsuitable for those with leg, back, or asthmatic ailments, and parents should consider the capabilities of their children before embarking on this climb. Mass will be offered at the top of the mountain. We continue in the footsteps of a different Patrick, this time going to the birthplace of Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, the Rosary Priest. After dinner and reflection, we will head back to Dublin by bus. The Daily Schedule includes:

7:00am- Bus depart Dublin
11:30am-12:15pm – Lunch stop in Westport
12:30-4:00pm- Pilgrimage climb and Mass at Croagh Patrick
5:00pm- Arrive for dinner at Peyton Centre, Attymass
6:30pm- Spiritual Reflection
7:30pm- Depart for Dublin
12:00am – Arrive in Dublin

Option 2: Rosary Retreat at Knock Shrine (registration required)

This option focuses on the spiritual heritage of Ireland, and on Marian devotion in the country. We start with Mass and a spiritual reflection in Attymass, County Mayo, birthplace of Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, the Rosary Priest. After learning about Fr. Peyton’s mission, we will continue to Knock, scene of an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1879, and now a major international Marian Shrine. The Daily Schedule includes:

7:00am- Bus departs Dublin
11:00am- Mass at Attymass
12:15pm-BBQ Lunch
1:00pm-Spiritual Reflection
2:15pm-Depart for Knock Shrine
3:15pm-Arrive at Knock Shrine
5:00pm- Depart for Galway
6:00pm-Dinner stop in Galway
7:30pm-Bus departs for Dublin
9:30pm-Arrive in Dublin

Option 3: Self-Directed Retreat (no registration required)

This option is a Design your own Pilgrimage for guests who would like to drive themselves to visit the Peyton Centre. The three different time slots are as follows: