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Pilgrimage to Oberammergau

The Killaloe Diocese has secured 40 tickets for the famous Passion Play that is held in Oberammergau Germany Bishop Fintan Monahan will lead a Killaloe the  Diocesan Pilgrimage to the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau, Germany from 29th August to 2nd September this year. Flying direct from Shannon Airport the pilgrimage will include visits to Vienna, Salzburg, the German Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Altötting and Marktl am Inn (birthplace of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI). Places are limited  to 40 pilgrims ,so early booking is advised.

Since the Passion Play at Oberammergau is performed only once every ten years, this pilgrimage offers a unique opportunity to participate in a special and historic event.


In 1633 the residents of Oberammergau in the German province of Bavaria vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague, that they would, for all time, produce a play every 10 years depicting the life and death of Jesus. The play is performed in every year ending in zero. This year the play will be performed throughout the season from May to October. The production involves 2000 performers, musicians and technicians, all of whom are residents of Oberammergau.      Cost of the Pilgrimage is €1095 per person sharing, no single rooms available.

Further Information and booking forms from

Fr. Tom Ryan, Killaloe Diocesan Director of Pilgrimages.   087 234 9816

Fr. Brendan Quinlivan, Killaloe Diocesan Communications Officer. Tel:  087 273 6310