Iona Pilgrimage 2015

Isle of Iona September 29th -October 3rd 2015

Dolores will be hosting a five day imram (wonder voyage) to the blessed island of Iona, Scotland. Iona has been regarded as sacred since pre-Christian times and has been a place of pilgrimage for thousands of years. The spiritual presence of this island allows for a really deep experience which facilitates a growth in awareness and holiness.

During our sacred pilgrimage on Iona we will:

  • Seek the presence of the Divine in the natural world.
  • Walk to the many wonderful sacred places on the island: west for patience, south for clarity, north for healing and east for grace.
  • Explore many aspects of the Celtic spiritual tradition in talks, reflective exercises and sharing circles.
  • Sing chants from ancient Celtic Ceile De Tradition.
  • Join with the Iona Community for a service at the famous Abbey.
  • Spend time in the St. Michael’s and St. Oran’s chapel within the Abbey.
  • Visit the ruins of the famous Nunnery.
  • Spend quiet time each day for your own inner process.
  • Sit in circle with like minded pilgrims.
  • Nourish and replenish our souls.

Date: September 29th – 03rd October 2015

Pilgrimage Facilitation Fee: €250 (A non-refundable booking deposit of €100 is required by July 24th and the remainder (€150) will need to be paid by August 26th 2015)

Each person must book and pay for their own accommodation.  Accommodation has been reserved by me with the following B&B’s and below you will find options and prices.  (Please state that you are part of Dolores Whelan’s Pilgrimage at the time of booking).  

Accommodation options and prices:

Calva B&B – Janette Tindall (Close to the Abbey) – Tel: 0044 1681 700340

3 Rooms Reserved – Twins/Double (with en-suite) £35 per night per person sharing

Ruanaich B&B – John and Annabel – Tel: 0044 1681 700356

1 Twin room (with private bathroom) £30 per night per person sharing

Torrasa B&B – Sara Petrie – Tel: 0044 1681 700755 – Email: 

2 Twin rooms  (with en-suite) £35 per night per person sharing

Cnoc a’ Chalmain  (The Catholic House of Prayer) – Tel: 0044 1681 700369 – Email:

3 Single rooms  (with shared bathroom) £40 per night per person

Iona Hostel – Tel: 0044 1681 700781 – Email:

Rooms available 2-6 beds £19.50 per night per person (including bedding)  As the option to reserve rooms in the hostel was not available advanced booking is advised for anyone who is interested in staying in Iona Hostel.


PayPal - You can use the PayPal button on the Iona Pilgrimage page to pay the deposit or full amount. Please note PayPal payments incur a 3.5% service charge.

Cheque - Please send cheques with either the deposit or full amount to Dolores Whelan, An Cuige, Ravensdale, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland

Bank Transfer or EFT - To pay via direct bank deposit please email and I will email you the details

You can also download the IONA PILGRAMAGE FLYER below (which includes a booking form) and return it by post with your name payment details and accommodation preferences.

an imram to the island of iona 14 May 2015
Booking and Payment Information

Send your booking form and payment to:
Dolores Whelan
An Cuige, Ravensdale
Co. Louth

Or email with your booking and contact details.

You can send payment by cheque or pay by PayPal (details below – please note, due to PayPal charges there is a booking fee). Alternatively, you can pay by direct bank transfer or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Please contact me for bank payment details.

Pay €100 deposit now by PayPal (bookings by PayPal also incur a booking fee of €3.50)


Deposits need to be received by no later than June 30th.

Pay full amount of €250 (bookings by PayPal also incur a booking fee of €10.50)

Full payments need to be received by no later than August 26th 2015

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