Dr. Thérèse Cullen, an authority in Irish Studies, will lead a 12 day pilgrimage inviting participants to discover the wonders of Ireland’s historic sites and religious traditions through her unique wit and wisdom. She will bring to life some of Ireland’s best-known saints: Patrick, Columba, Brendan, Enda and Kevin, each of whom left a significant impression on the national psyche and landscape. Driving through breathtaking countryside the pilgrim will also experience modern monasticism being lived out in the Benedictine Abbey at Glenstal, Co. Limerick, at the IOSAS Centre in Derry and the Redemptorist Fathers in Limerick. Also included are visits to Downpatrick, Aran Islands, Clonmacnoise, Glendalough, as well as the ever popular destinations of Belfast, Derry, Galway, Dingle, to name but a few. Be assured of the warmth of an Irish welcome and plenty of opportunities for what we in Ireland call “the craic.” The total includes accommodation, breakfast and evening meals, transportation and site fees. For more information please contact Dr. Thérèse Cullen at www.irishmonastictours.com. Flights are booked separately through Barron Travel http://www.barrontravelagency.com, 1-877-651-9860 ext 229.