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Discovering Ireland Vacation has been helping Spiritual/Religious Groups tour Ireland for the past 12 years. Our Ireland vacation experience has shown that Spiritual Groups travelling to Ireland like to keep the number in the group to be around 20-25 in order to create the right atmosphere and create a truly special programme for the individual partaking of the tour.
Ireland is steeped in Spirituality and especially the area of Celtic Spirituality. Spiritual/Religious Group vacations to Ireland incorporate a spiritual context to their tour together with a Leisure context which takes in the main attractions they wish to visit.
It is the Celtic tradition which brings people to Ireland and invites people to return again and again to this land. The late John O’Donoghue who has written the best selling book ‘Anam Cara’ describes people having an inner life and an exterior life. Celtic Spirituality would indicate that people today are looking for ways to belong. No more is this more relevant than in the area of the ‘Celtic tradition’. People want to be in touch with the ‘Sacred’ or be in touch with the ‘Divine’. Areas of Ireland which help individual and groups to connect with the sacred or the Divine include Hill of Tara, Newgrange, Monasterboise, St Patricks Centre, Co Down, Trinity College Dublin – to name but a few.
A lot of Visitors and Groups travel to Northern Ireland and especially to County Armagh which has many myths and legends all related to the coming of Saint Patrick and Celtic Christianity. At the Trian Centre in Armagh, visitors and groups alike can view the Book of Armagh which is one of the greatest treasures to survive from Early Christian Ireland. The Book, written in the year 807 The Book, written in the year 807 by the scribe Ferdomnach, is one of Ireland's most precious historic records because of what it tells us about Saint Patrick. In a new Exhibition at the Train Centre you can find out about the Book, its links with Saint Patrick, and Armagh - the Christian Capital of Ireland.
In County Down pilgrims flock to visit the St Patrick Centre located in Downpatrick . The Saint Patrick Centre is an exciting interpretative exhibition which tells the fascinating story of Ireland's Patron Saint. Through Patrick's own words a light is shone on the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and its development through his mission. The Exhibition allow visitors to explore how Patrick's legacy developed in early Christian times and it reveals the fabulous artwork and metalwork which was produced during this Golden Age. The exhibition also examines the major impact of Irish missionaries in Dark Age Europe - a legacy which remains to this day.
For example see our Pilgrimage Tour Of Ireland
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