Feasibility Study for Pilgrim Way along the Shannon Erne Waterway
You are invited to a Consultative Workshop
on 5th February 2019 6.30-9.00pm in Athlone Radisson Blu Hotel
In late 2018, West Limerick Resources, in association with 13 local development companies (LDCs) including Westmeath Community Development and thirteen local authorities along the entire Shannon –Erne navigation, commissioned SLR Consulting and Alan Hill Tourism Development to investigate the feasibility of developing an internationally attractive, iconic Pilgrim Way along the Shannon Erne waterway. The area under consideration embraces a 20km wide corridor from Kerry-Clare-Limerick on the Shannon Estuary northwards through the Shannon lakes to the Shannon-Erne Waterway through to the Erne system in Fermanagh-Donegal.
The aim is to develop an iconic international ‘Pilgrim Way’ based on the rich early Christian and Viking heritage of the Early Medieval period in Ireland. Well known ecclesiastical sites include Scattery Island, Iniscealtra (Holy Island, Clare), Clonmacnoise (Offaly), Quaker Island (Lough Ree), Boyle Abbey (Roscommon), Devenish Island (Lough Erne) and the iconic pilgrimage site at Lough Derg (St Patrick’s) in Donegal, among others. Many more, lesser known sites are included in the overall analysis for a total of more than 100 sites in total.