Shamrocks & Shells

Camino Society Ireland's online magazine

What We Do!

CaminoCentreCamino Society Ireland is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1992 by returned pilgrims to ‘give something back’ to future pilgrims in gratitude for the fellowship and spiritual renewal they had each experienced on their own Camino. It fosters an understanding and appreciation of the Camino’s related history, art, architecture and music.

It issues the Pilgrim Passport and offers an opportunity to all those interested in the Camino to meet and share practical information and experiences, especially with those intending to travel by foot or by bicycle.

The Society is non-political and non-denominational, encompassing all of Ireland and is open to all.

The Pilgrim Passport and Compostela:

To stay in pilgrim hostels (albergues), a Pilgrim Passport is required. To claim a Compostela, the traditional certificate of pilgrimage granted by the Cathedral authorities in Santiago, a Pilgrim Passport stamped for each day traveled will be required as proof of your journey. Pilgrims starting in Galicia require two stamps per day.

Our Activities and Your Member Benefits:

  • Continuing our ever-popular Camino Information Days
  • Organised Members & Friends Walks
  • The Camino Information Centre, St. James Church
  • *New* Film Screenings & Cultural Events
  • *New* Special Discounted rates at outdoor stores
  • *New* Spanish lessons for beginners and improvers
  • Talks & Public Lectures
  • *New* Shamrocks & Shells – Online Magazine
  • The Book of Pilgrims to Santiago
  • Annual St. James Day Mass
  • Issuing Pilgrim Passports
  • Amigo Service, Santiago
  • Annual Dinner

Passports: €10 – click here to purchase a passport
Membership of the Society: Single €20, Student €10 – click here to purchase membership

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