“Top of the Morning to You” – First Great Day in Ireland

by Steve Ray on September 30, 2014

We picked everyone up at the Dublin airport and headed out across Ireland with our ultimate destination being Galway.

Because of the fire in the O’Hare airport in Chicago several people got delayed but eventually we collected of our pilgrims. One will be showing up tomorrow morning and catching up with us.

The highlight of today was stopping at Clonmacnoise on the Shannon River and seeing the monastery built by St. Kirian in the fifth century. I think you’ll be impressed with the magnificence and the grandeur of the ruins. St. John Paul II came here in 1979 to pray and we celebrated Mass on that spot.

We are now in the Imperial Hotel in Galloway and all is well. We have another adventurous day tomorrow.

Enjoy the movie. Click here to see it:


  • Scott McKinney says:

    Hi grandma and grandpa. We loved the video! It looks like you are having fun. John wants to ride on a double-decker bus. The kids liked seeing the video out of the airplane windows. Daddy wants some Guinness. Love, Devan, John, Sarah, Aaron, and Kira

  • Tom Govern says:

    Saw some familiar faces on this video! Wish I was there, maybe the next one to Ireland. What a great combination for pilgrimage and vacation!!!

  • RM says:

    Hi Nancy,

    Hi from Ave Maria! The farmland and Galway are beautiful. Have a joy filled pilgrimage.

    Love and blessings, to all.

    Bud, Ruth and Kaitlin

  • Patricia Murray says:

    Hi Judy and Harold, Greetings from Patricia Murray , Bray , Co. Wicklow (The Garden of Ireland) . Welcome to Ireland. I know you will enjoy this beautiful country. Wishing you a grace filled pilgrimage and look forward to meeting you when you arrive in Dublin please God. hi Steve and Janet. Safe journey as you travel. God Bless, love Patricia

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