Killeavy Camino

We will walk in the footsteps of one of Ireland’s first female saints on her Pattern day, 6th July. This gentle 10 mile Camino will raise funds for the Southern Area Hospice Services.  In 450, Moninne left the Hill of Faughart to found a church on the foothills of Slieve Gullion. This is now called Killeavy (church of the mountain).  Our sacred walk begins with magnificent views and a tour of the sacred sites of Faughart. This was home to St Bridget who was a great mentor to Moninne.  We meander across beautiful roaming country roads for 5 miles within the spectacular Ring of Gullion. Please bring a packed lunch for our halfway resting point at the Three Steps pub where there will be compimentary tea and coffee. You will also be able to refill your water here.  Our pilgrim walk continues across the side of Slieve Gullion and through the cooling forest.  At the courtyard we will have a comfort break.

On the final leg of the journey, we will pass Killeavy Castle on our way to Moninnes resting place at Killeavy. We follow an ancient path up to a pre-christian holy well dedicated to Moninne after her death in 518. Ann’s Grandfather helped to build the shrine in 1929 and her Mums birthplace is just below the holy well.

We rest here and breathe in the panoramic view of Killeavy. After our descent, we will be transported back to Faughart, kindly provided by Frontier.

Special notes for guests 

This experience can be adapted to suit individuals or groups, including team building or fundraising events.

When booking please advise us of any health conditions or mobility issues.

Part of the route is steep and may be slippy. Wear warm, comfortable walking gear including walking boots.  Bring a small rucksack with a packed lunch, plenty of  water (and a small empty bottle if would like holy water from the sacred well) and snacks, waterproofs, walking poles, (if possible), sun cream, extra layers.


If you require accommodation, there is something to suit everyone here.