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Camino De Santiago 2025 - Mercy University Hospital Foundation Fundraiser

The Mercy Camino – making a difference, one step at a time.

Camino De Santiago  – The French Way  – Sarria to Santiago  – April 2025

We are delighted to announce details of The Mercy Hospital Foundation’s first Camino trip in May 2025 and we want you to join us!

Pilgrims will complete the final 100km of the Camino de Santiago while raising vital funds for the Mercy Cancer Care Centre which will support a range of support services patients. 

Over the course of the seven-night trip pilgrims will walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela taking in the scenic Spanish countryside finishing with spectacular views of the Cathedral in Santiago.

Our group will be walking 5-7 hours a day and their efforts will be well rewarded with frequent breaks to take in the beautiful countryside and plenty of time to enjoy the Camino culture, cuisine and well-known hospitality.

Supporting patients of the Mercy Hospital.

With every sign up, funds from the participants fee are directed to our Cancer Care Centre Appeal which funds vital support services for patients and their families.  By taking part you will be making a real difference in the lives of patients of the Mercy Hospital.

Join us on the journey of making a difference.

If 2025 is your year for the Camino, contact Louise today on louise@mercyhospitalfoundation.ie to enquire about how to register. We will give you everything you need to be ready for your Camino from t-shirts to training plans and help with your fundraising. 

Places are limited and we invite you to get in touch today for full details about how to get involved. 

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart for Santiago from Dublin, transfer to Sarria 
  • Day 2: Pilgrims walk from Sarria to Portomarin (21.5km)
  • Day 3: Portomarin to Palas de rei (24.8km)
  • Day 4: Palas de rei to Azrua (28.7km)
  • Day 5: Azrua to Rua (18km)
  • Day 6: Rua to Santiago de Compostela (20.5km)
  • Day 7: Depart for Dublin from Santiago airport

About the Camino.

The Way of St. James, commonly known as the Camino de Santiago, is a network of pilgrimage routes in France, Portugal, and Spain, concluding in the beautiful and historic city of Santiago de Compostela. Each year, many thousands of walkers, known as pilgrims, take to its scenic trails aiming for the city of Santiago, where the remains of the apostle St. James are said to rest. While historically many walked the Camino for religious reasons, now it is considered a spiritual adventure, form of retreat or simply a great way to walk the countryside of Spain in the good company of other pilgrims.

“The Camino teaches you that the journey is more important than the destination”


Camino De Santiago  – The French Way  – Sarria to Santiago  – April 2025

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