This Life: A modern pilgrim's progress

This Life: A modern pilgrim's progress
Darach MacDonald on Saint Patrick's Pilgrimage at Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Photo: James Connolly/PicSell8

As the Celtic Tiger whimpered its last, Darach MacDonald walked the religious trails of Ireland, reconnecting with the faith of his fathers in the process.

Ididn't know it when I started out, but what began as a simple quest for a pleasant walk along the shores of a Donegal lake would become a year-long trek taking me to almost every corner of Ireland. It also became my new book, Tóchar: Walking Ireland's Ancient Pilgrim Paths.

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