Our Lady of Clonfert

The 1st of May signals the beginning of a month-long pilgrimage to the holy statue of Our Lady of Clonfert, located at Clonfert  village in the parish of Eyrecourt, Meelick & Clonfert, in East County  Galway. 

This is no ordinary statue and is one of only a handful of medieval statues to  have survive the destruction of the  Reformation in Ireland.  Housed  in the  Church of Our Lady of Clonfert, the statue is the focus of great devotion  especially during the month of May, when hundreds of pilgrims, some traveling long distances come here to pray.