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Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Book now for pilgrimage trip to Luxembourg

Interested in being part of a significant event in the Diocese?



This pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Michael Burrows, Bishop of Cashel, Ferns & Ossory.and Bishop Denis Nulty, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.

The pilgrimage was launched on St Willibrord’s Day in Saint Laserian’s Cathedral by Bishops Nulty and Burrows.

You can travel in the footsteps of St. Willibrord who trained and was ordained in Leighlin Union of Parishes and who, in 690 AD, let a successful European mission from Carlow.

St Willibrord was from England and is the Patron Saint of Luxembourg.

An annual procession is held in his honour in Echternach, Luxembourg each year and has received UNESCO World Heritage Status.

It occurs on Whit Tuesday each year.

Echternach has developed a strong tourism industry centred on this procession, which draws many thousands of tourists and pilgrims from around the world.


Cost: €590 per person sharing

This covers return flights, taxes and charges, sharing twin or double room for 3 nights & specified transfers.

Booking forms and further details from clergy in the Carlow area or from the diocesan office Tel: +353 56 7761910 Office hours: Monday to Wednesday 9.00am ­ 1.00pm

The travel agent is 




St Willibrord stained glass