If you are looking for a unique and spiritually uplifting experience this Good Friday, why not book your tickets for the Cnoc na dTobar guided walk? This ancient pilgrim site, located in the breathtaking Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, has been a sacred destination for centuries.
This annual pilgrimage is a unique opportunity to explore one of Ireland's most stunning landscapes while also connecting with your spirituality. The walk begins with a registration and safety briefing at 9.30am at the Marina Offices, where you will be provided with all the information you need to make the most of your journey.
The trail is moderate, covering a distance of 9km and taking approximately 5.5 hours to complete. As you ascend the mountain, you will be surrounded by stunning views of the Kerry mountains, Dingle Bay, Caherciveen, Valentia Island, and the Skellig Rocks.
Make sure to come prepared with a walking stick, sturdy warm walking boots, rain gear, a packed lunch, and water. Dogs are not allowed on the trail, but you can park your car at the entrance to the trail.
Before you start your pilgrimage, take a moment to appreciate the history of Cnoc na dTobar. This sacred site was used for prehistoric and medieval assemblies, and it was an important site for the celebration of the harvest festival of Lughnasa. The mountain is also home to fourteen stations of the cross, built by Canon Brosnan in 1885.
At the base of the mountain, you can visit the well dedicated to St. Fursey or St. Fursa, a sixth-century saint known for his healing mineral properties, particularly for eye problems. At the summit, you will find Canon's Cross, which is not the true summit. Continue northwest straight over a turf expanse, and you will find a small cairn, which marks the true summit.
After completing the walk, light refreshments will be served at the Marina Offices, where you can also obtain Pilgrim Stamps and purchase passports.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the beauty and spirituality of Cnoc na dTobar. Book your tickets now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cnoc-na-dtobar-good-friday-guided-walk-tickets-527225885817?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete.