Diocese of Limerick | Joe Walsh Tours

Diocese of Limerick

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

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes is now rescheduled to take place from the 24-29 June 2021 from Shannon Airport. Details of how to book this pilgrimage will be available soon.

All bookings should be made through the Sprirtual Director of the Lourdes Pilgrimage, Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Tel: 061 314 111. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4pm, and Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm.

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

A typical Limerick Diocesan pilgrimage package includes:
» Direct flight from Shannon to Tarbes-Lourdes Airport and return
» Return airport transfers with guide assistance
» 5 or 7 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