The Tuam Diocesan Youth Council Camino Pilgrimage took place from May 25th to June 1st 2010. A group of 12, including 7 NUIG students, 3 priests, and 2 nurses walked the 112km route from Saria to Santiago de Compostella. Staying in small hostels and hotels along the way, the group averaged 20km per day. Starting every morning at around 7.30am with a prayer, the pilgrims made their way through verdant countryside following the ancient Camino Francaise route. Although tough at times the experience of walking with so many pilgrims from all over the world was both faith inspiring and life-giving.
The highlight of the week was undoubtedly the pilgrims mass in the cathedral of Santiago, at which the famous Buttefermero was used (sponsored no less by Coca-Cola on that day!). The trip proved an enriching experience for all and lifelong friendships have been forged.