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Route & Itinerary

Below is an outline of the route plan and itinerary for the pilgrimage. We will be going from St Columba's Cathedral to St. Columba's Abbey - taking the relics in procession as we go. Along the way, we will be stopping to pray at various Holy sites on the Isle of Mull.


Day 1

7 June 2023

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

18 miles

Oban to Pennyghael

0700      Holy Mass at Oban Cathedral

0830      Procession to Oban Port

0915      Pilgrim's Ferry to Mull

0815      Pilgrimage Departs

1230      Lunch

1800      Arrive Loch Beg Bridge

1900      Dinner

Day 2

8 June 2023

Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

13 miles

Pennyghael to Kilvickeon

0600     Rise

0700     Depart

1230     Lunch

1700     Holy Mass at Kilvicheon Chapel

1830     Dinner

2000     Beach Fire (weather permitting)

Image by William Gibson

Day 3

9 June 2024

Solemnity of St Columba, Patron of the Isles

10 miles

Kilvickeon to Iona

0600     Rise

0700     Depart

1230     Arrival at Fionnphort

1300     Pilgrim's Ferry to Iona

1400     Holy Mass at Iona Nunnery

1800     Procession to Iona Abbey

1630     Conclusion of Pilgrimage

1900     Ceilidh

Day 4

10 June 2024

Iona: Pilgrim's Rest

Pilgrims are free to remain on the island if they wish for longer, but for most of us, this will be our journey home.

0900    Holy Mass at Cnoc Chalmain

1000    Ferry to Fionnphort

1100    Bus Departure from Ferry Port (Times TBC)

Image by TBS 44
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