Feature 1 May 2009 | Lough Derg – Place of Pilgrimage

01 May 2009

Lough Derg, one of the oldest pilgrimage sites in Europe, offers an exciting programme of events for 2009. More details here, as well as an interview with Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, about Lough Derg.

Video introduction
In this short video interview, Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop of Clogher, speaks to Mgr Liam McDaid about the significance of Lough Derg for Christians throughout history, and its enduring appeal to pilgrims today.

station_islandAbout Lough Derg
St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, supposedly dating back to the sixth century. Lough Derg lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal, in the Diocese of Clogher. Station Island, the location of the Pilgrimage, is often referred to as Saint Patrick