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Sign at Tobernalt Holy Well. Note the
last line which says,"Pilgrims walk
softly, this is Holy Ground."
Lee Proposes to Sherry
Apparitions scene from Our Lady of Knock
Grave of reknown Irish poet, W. B. Yeats.
Note the epitaph on the grave stone.
Chapel at the Father Peyton center
Nativity on "The Rosary Way" at
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
We then began our journey north. Going off main roads
we enjoyed the many quaint villages and the beautiful
land on the road to Armagh. We stopped at St. Peter's
Church in Drogheda, with a shrine to St. Oliver Plunkett,
who was credited with bringing Jesuits to Drogheda. It was
spectacular with more than 40 stained glass windows. The
next stop was at Monasterboice, which is considered the
finest High Cross in the country with many sculpted biblical
scenes on it. The shrine of St. Bridget's Well at Faughart
provided holy water for the pilgrims. Mass was celebrated
at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh. Armagh is considered
the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
developed behind the center and an Imax presentation of
the life of St. Patrick were part of this stop. As we arrived in
Belfast, we enjoyed a panoramic tour of the city.
Friday, October 27, 2017
Our day started with Mass in St. Patrick's Church in
Belfast followed by a visit to the famous Titanic Center in
the Belfast. Touring the Titanic Museum was an emotional
process. Built to resemble four hulls of the Titanic and six
stories tall, we were immersed in the Titanic process from
sketches by designers, to standing on workers' platforms, to
impact with the iceberg and subsequent survivor's stories.
The afternoon was free to enjoy the Belfast Docklands and
the many shops around the city center.
Thursday October 26, 2017
This drive today was in the Mountains of Mourne, an area
filled with folklore and legend. The Black Monk of Newry
and The Weird Weaver of Warrenpoint are only two legends
of the area. The Well of All Healing in Rostrevor along the
way provided a time of prayer. Mass was celebrated at St.
Patrick's in Saul followed by a visit to St. Patrick's Center
in Downpatrick. The grave of St. Patrick in the gardens
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Headed to Letterkenny, we learned that sheep graze
16 hours a day and are raised for lamb in Ireland. We saw
salmon cages in heavy currents where they are raised for
"good tastes." We walked in the footsteps of giants at the
Giants Causeway. Father Maurer, celebrated Mass in St.