Irish memorial Cross in Lourdes

Irish pilgrims have travelled in large groups to Lourdes since 1913. Bishop Michael recounts some of the stories of the first pilgrimages including the first overland Meath pilgrimage.

About The Author

Under the patronage of St Finian of Clonard, the diocese of Meath covers Meath, Westmeath and parts of Offaly. The cathedral named in honour of Christ the King in Mullingar is the spiritual home of all the parishes of the diocese. Our bishop is Most Rev Michael Smith, a native of Oldcastle.