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Come and celebrate the Irish heritage of Bishop John England, first bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.

Learn about Bishop England’s Irish origins, as well as his support of Catholic liberation during the country’s struggles under British rule.

Key to the bicentennial pilgrimage is a plan to install a memorial plaque dedicated to Bishop England in the Cathedral at Cork.

Pilgrimage includes:

  • A visit to Bandon — where Bishop England received his call to move to Charleston.
  • Stops in Bishop John England’s native Cork, including the Cork Gaol (similar to the prison where he worked as a chaplain), and the churches where he was ordained and then consecrated as Bishop of Charleston.
  • Stops at sites in Kerry related to the historic Irish political figure, Daniel O’Connell, who successfully worked for the liberation of Ireland’s Catholics in 1829. Bishop England was a strong supporter of O’Connell and his work.
  • A visit to Carlow College, where the bishop studied as a seminarian.
  • Tours of historic sites in Dublin and Belfast.

The pilgrimage is being led by Cormac O’Duffy of Summerville, a native of Ireland who has studied Bishop England’s life and ministry extensively.

Space is available for up to 100 pilgrims. Cost is $3,698 per person based on double occupancy.

Chaplain:
Father Gregory Wilson, pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians Church in Aiken

Historical Tour Details and information:
Cormac O’Duffy
812-201-2208  |  cormacoduffy@gmail.com

Travel details, accomodations, & bookings:
1-800-CATHOLIC ext. 232  |  fciraolo@groupist.com  |  www.Regina-Tours.com

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