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Lakes Wellness B&B

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Lakes Wellness B&B

I was lucky once again with accommodation for the Tóchar Phádraigh walk.  I stayed in the Lakes Wellness B&B run by Barbara and Sean.  The B&B is in a beautiful, quiet location and Barbara could not do enough for I and the other walkers who were staying there. Freshly baked bread is available daily, the cooked breakfast was delicious, and on returning late from the pilgrimage walk, Barbara ensured that we were well fed that evening, and made us hot Irish whiskeys to warm us up.

This is a B&B I would definitely return to if I was holidaying in the area again.

 

 

 

 

Ballintubber Abbey and Tóchar Phádraig

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The Tóchar Phádraig is one of Ireland’s five medieval pilgrim paths for which walkers, on completion of the five paths, receive the Teastas Oilithreachta (Pilgrim Certificate) from Ballintubber Abbey.

Ballintubber Abbey

Ballintubber Abbey

Last year I finally completed the five paths that I had begun in 2016, culminating not with the Tóchar Phádraig, as most people would, but with St. Finbarr’s way. Both of these routes were probably the most challenging walks on the list, the Tóchar Phádraig finishing with a climb over the lower part of Croagh Patrick. Continue reading