Ireland: A Celtic Pilgrimage

Sept. 11-23, 2022
Event Title
Ireland: A Celtic Pilgrimage
When does it start?
When does it end?
Event Host and/or Location
Advent Episcopal Church, Sun City West, AZ
What kind of event is it?
Pilgrimage to Celtic places in Ireland
Event Details
Booking is now open for Ireland: A Celtic Pilgrimage trip to the Emerald Isle from Sunday, September 11, returning on Friday, September 23, 2022.  Starting in Western Ireland we visit Clonmacnoise, Kilrush, and the cliffs of Kilkee. Then to Craggaunowen and the Hill of Slane, where St. Patrick lit the Paschal fire in 433; the town of Kells, where the Book of Kells was written; Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, the resting place of St. Patrick; the Hill of Tara; Dunluce and Corrymeela; among other places, ending with full days in Belfast and Dublin.

Once again, the Rev’d Simon Airey will accompany us on our journey. An Anglican priest, professional storyteller, and a member of the Northumbria Community, Simon will introduce us to some of the characters, held in such affection, that have deeply imprinted Christianity across the Emerald Isle and experience the stories of those places in those places and in other sacred spots—“thin places”—where heaven touched the earth. We will look at why this Celtic expression of Christianity is so exciting and relevant today. This pilgrimage will be as memorable as it is entertaining and spiritually enlightening.

If your trip begins from a place other than Arizona, please contact Betty Ann Buckley from Alpha Christian Tours at to arrange roundtrip airfare from your nearest major airport. Book early to avoid disappointment, as seating is limited on this 12-day excursion.

Contact name
The Rev. Canon Timothy Dombek