Behind The Scenes

Pilgrimage Shop

The Pilgrimage Gift shop is situated in the grounds of the Church and it welcomes both pilgrims and visitors all year round. The shop provides people with a wide selection of symbols of their Christian Faith and in some instance it provides a space where a person may find solace and a listening ear. It also acts as an information centre for those new to the Island.

Items available in the Shop range from Statues, Rosaries, Medals, Angels, Prayer Cards / Leaflets, First Communion / Confirmation, Handcrafted Cards for many occasions and a wide selection of our Lady’s Island gifts e.g. fridge magnets, pens, bookmarks, key rings and Pilgrimage Prayer Book that act as a reminder of the visit to the Island.

All books in the “Wood You Believe” series by Fr Jim Cogley are available in the Gift Shop.

Information booklets that provide a well-documented History of the Island can also be purchased in the shop.

Like all other shrines, Our Lady’s Island also has a Shrine Mass Intention Card that can be used for personal intentions; these are remembered at Masses said in the Island over the course of the year.

The success of the shop depends on the large team of volunteer helpers who give freely and generously of their time and energy whenever the shop needs to open. Two of the members of this team are Rose Nolan and Caroline Flynn who have taken on the overseeing, organising and running of the shop on behalf of the Parish that receives all profits.

The shop is open throughout the year, every Sunday Morning, before and after Mass. During the Pilgrimage Season it is open every day, and also throughout the year on the days of Healing Masses. If coach tours would like the services of the shop please ring 087 – 9635656 to arrange this.