“...it was all the gift of God.” ~ Patrick
Dates: March 8-17, 2024
What's the Focus
The focus of this pilgrimage is Patrick's story and your own spiritual formation. As we look into the influences that formed Patrick as a leader such as his context, family, trauma, calling, mentors, etc. you'll have the opportunity to reflect on how you have been formed spiritually.
We will also explore some of the factors behind Patrick's fruitfulness as a missionary to the Celtic people and how that might inform our engagement with culture today.
Cost: $2,495 per person
(based on 8 participant minimum)
(based on 8 participant minimum)
- 8 nights accommodation (Mix of AirBnB, 4 Star Hotels & Retreat Centers): shared rooms
- Transport within Ireland & Northern Ireland (rental cars/trams)
- Dedicated travel and experience guide
- Custom guidebook & group facilitation
- All tours & local guides
- Pre-travel prep and content
- Welcome and celebration dinners and most breakfasts
- SOS (emergency evacuation only)
What's not Included
- Airport transfer on day of arrival
- Free day excursion/activities (optional add-on)
- Single occupancy room supplement (optional add-on)
- Passport, visa, or luggage fees
- Any personal purchases
- Any meals not indicated on itinerary, as well as beverages at meals
- Recommended travel protection/insurance
- Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included
- Dublin (2 nights): Trinity College (Book of Kells), St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Downpatrick (2 nights): St Patrick Center, Saul Abbey, Tollymore Forest
- Westport (3 nights): Armagh, Croagh Patrick, Trad music night
- Boyne Valley (1 night): Monastic sites, Hill of Slane
What to Expect:
- Expect memorable & transformative moments at an enjoyable pace.
- Expect unpredictable & wet weather.
- Expect to see 7 top sites associated with Saint Patrick.
- Expect themed discussions around your own formation & safe introductions to spiritual practices.
- Expect to hike Croagh Patrick, a 7km section of the Celtic Camino (40 degree gradient)
T E S T I M O N I A L S
Many thanks to Jon & Ammie Eastwood for curating this extraordinary pilgrimage into church history and The Kingdom. Pilgrimage is something we do with our bodies. It's embodied discipleship unto Jesus in a foreign land. It's a faith journey where one humbles themselves as a sojourner and exposes oneself to risks, dangers, joys and blessings with epic travel. And in the process one is deeply formed, reformed and transformed. It was a gift!
The Way of Patrick is a pilgrimage full of history, tours, historical sites, beautiful landscapes, deep conversations, and quiet moments where you can experience the mission and life of a man who was obedient to his calling. I experienced God through nature and through the wonderful conversations with other pilgrims. If you need to disconnect from the everyday noise and are seeking to hear God's voice I highly recommend you pack your bags!
Ireland is an awesome, perhaps enchanted, place. It truly is a "thin place" where God may be encountered in special ways. Taking the time to trace the themes of Patrick's life while examining my own set the table beautifully for experiencing God in a powerful way. I was given a real sense of historical foundation and belonging, and that is launching me forward in new and deeper ways. Unforgettable! I want to go again!
What I needed most from this experience - rest and heart refocus - was met in abundance.