Tuesday 16 July 2019

Walk the St Oliver road to Armagh to see new statue

As part of the celebrations to mark the 350th Anniversary of the Appointment of St Oliver Plunkett to the See of Armagh the Archbishop of Armagh is inviting the people of the Archdiocese and beyond to do a Pilgrim Walk in honour of St Oliver Plunkett.

It will begin on Sunday July 7th at 10:45 a.m. at St Peter's, Drogheda, the shrine of the relics of St Oliver Plunkett. It will wind its way North, through different villages and towns associated with the life and Ministry of St Oliver until Tuesday July 9th when it will arrive in Armagh, for the great unveiling of the new statue of St Oliver Plunkett marking the 350th Anniversary of his Appointment to the See of Armagh and also honouring the Martyrs of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

The length of the Walk is about 100 km in total but it will be done in 10km relays. You can join it at any of the relay stations.

Perhaps someone in your parish, or your local sports/football, walking/running club, would like to be part of this unique, historical Pilgrim Walk in honour of St Oliver Plunkett. They may do as much or as little of the route as they wish.

If anyone is interested please contact 041 9889335 .

Drogheda Independent