Lough Derg

Lough Derg received its largest group of young people this season with 44 participants all welcoming the challenge of the 3 day pilgrimage. For some this had been their first ever pilgrimage with us at the young age of 16. All showed tremendous determination and enthusiasm throughout, walking along the famous beds, praying around the Basilica and even participating in the night vigils. Although at times it was a struggle, the young people managed to bond together and provide entertainment for each other. Once the pilgrimage was over, we asked the young people about their experience, to which they replied, ‘Although at times it was very hard, knowing that they were all going through the same thing brought them closer together and the feeling of achievement when completed made it all worthwhile’.