National Franciscan Pilgrimage | Joe Walsh Tours

National Franciscan Pilgrimage

Lourdes is a place of universal meeting and sharing, prayer and celebration of life

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Franciscan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is now rescheduled to take place from the 22-27 September 2021 from Dublin or Shannon Airport. Details of how to book this pilgrimage will be available soon.

If you require assistance or intend on taking a wheelchair to Lourdes you must register your request by calling our office.

A typical National Franciscan Pilgrimage package includes:
» Direct flight from Dublin or Shannon to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return
» Return airport transfers with guide assistance
» 5 nights hotel accommodation | Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
» Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses
» Guided tours and social evenings
» Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives

For additional information, please contact Pilgrimages Abroad on 01 635-9300 or email info@pilgrimagesabroad.ie.

Local Information

  • Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
  • Local time: GMT +1 hour
  • Airport: Tarbes-Lourdes (LDE)
  • Flight duration: 2 hours 20 minutes approximately
  • Transfer time: 20 minutes from Tarbes-Lourdes (LDE) airport
  • Languages: French; many people speak English
  • Climate: Continental mountain climate with warm summers and cold, dry winters; best time to travel is April to October
  • Voltage: 230V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type C 2 pin and Type E 2 pin are used
  • Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: EU passport holders travelling to France must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities