Tara is a symbol of our pagan past and Slane, according to tradition, is the site where St. Patrick lit the Paschal Fire for the first time in Ireland. The walk is therefore a journey towards the Light of Christ, a symbol of our faith journey through life. The walk is 15 miles (24 kms) long and winds along country roads through Skryne, Walterstown and Beauparc before crossing the Boyne at Slane.
A photo album from Bealach an tSolais 2016 is available here
Date and time: The walk will depart from the Hill of Tara at 9am sharp on Saturday 27th August. Estimated time of arrival on the Hill of Slane is 4.30pm with conclusion of pilgrimage by 5pm.
Getting to and from: Participants may wish to “team up” by leaving one car at Slane and another at Tara. Alternatively, you might arrange for a family member or friend to leave you at Tara and collect you later at Slane.
Mass: We will celebrate Mass in Slane at 3:00pm approx. Due to a wedding in the parish church, we will use the parochial hall.
Registration Form available for download here – closing date for applications in Thursday 25 August so that adequate preparations can be made for the pilgrimage.
More information from the sacristies, the Parish Office and the Parish Bookshop.