For your comfort, ease and safety we have created a Pilgrims’ Code, so that you can rest assured that we, as the Brigid’s Way organisers, have your very best interests at heart while on Pilgrimage with us. We require that you carefully read and understand the contents of this document which contain terms and conditions. Please sign and return this form by 1st of June with the full understanding that you are agreeing to adhere to the requirements below.
, so that you can rest assured that we, as the Brigid’s Way organisers, have your very best interests at heart while on Pilgrimage with us. We require that you carefully read and understand the contents of this document which contain terms and conditions. Please sign and return this form by 1st of June with the full understanding that you are agreeing to adhere to the requirements below.
1. If travelling from overseas, pilgrims understand they are wholly responsible for ensuring they are in possession of private Travel Insurance that covers them for the full duration of the pilgrimage, which at minimum includes medical expenses, injury, death, cancellation, curtailment and loss/damage to personal property. Please ensure there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities included in the pilgrimage. Travel Insurance is also strongly advised if travelling from within the Republic of Ireland.
2. Pilgrims accept that their personal property, including all baggage, are at all times solely at their own risk.
Payment / Refunds
1. The cost of the pilgrimage is €40 per day
2. Pilgrims have the choice to pay the full amount of €360 or pay five installments of €75.
1. Brigid’s Way has pre-booked accommodation for the entire Pilgrimage. On completion of Booking Form you will receive your allocated B&B for each night.
1. We will recommend local B&B’s along the route and specify on each event if you need to book yourself or through Brigid’s Way.
1. Pilgrims understand that children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, who is responsible for ensuring the safety of the child/children with them at all times.
1. Dogs are welcome if you are coming along for 1 day, but are not able to stay overnight at our chosen accommodations. Pilgrims are responsible for keeping their dog under control and for being mindful and respectful of the fact that not all other pilgrims are dog lovers.
2. Pilgrims understand and agree that they are fully responsible for their personal well-being during the pilgrimage and will ensure they are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually prepared for the pilgrimage.
3. Pilgrims must inform the Brigid’s Way team of any physical, mental or emotional condition within the past 5 years that required medication and/or hospitalisation and in some circumstances if deemed necessary, may be asked to provide a doctor’s certificate of Fitness to Travel or similar. If a pilgrim currently requires medication, they will ensure that they carry enough with them for the entire duration of the trip.
1. Pilgrims understand that this is a group pilgrimage and as in all groups, ‘buttons can get pushed’. Pilgrims will endeavour to accept the differences in others and celebrate humanity’s diversity and through doing so, ‘own’ their personal projections and experiences with humility.
2. Pilgrims may choose to drink alcohol during the pilgrimage but we do suggest that this be in moderation.
3. Pilgrims understand that the personal information submitted to the Brigid’s Way organisers will be kept in a secure database. Names may be provided to accommodation and transport providers to secure bookings but other than this or in express circumstances (eg. medical or other emergency situation), personal information will not be passed to any third parties without permission. Pilgrims will be contacted by email or telephone in relation to bookings and will be added to the email newsletters list, from which they can unsubscribe at any time.
Walking the Route
1. Pilgrims recognise that there will be a general level of noise when travelling with a large group and will ensure to create opportunities to make quiet time for themselves as needed, e.g. lunchtime, evenings, while walking. Pilgrims will respect the wishes of others who choose to have silent walking time. (There will be a sign to indicate that the holder/wearer wishes to be in silence.)
2. We request that Pilgrims follow the rules of the road and also follow Brigid’s Way volunteers indications for safety reasons along the route.
3. For the safety of all pilgrims, Brigid’s Way has a designated ‘Leader’ at the front and ‘Sweeper’ at the back. While walking on the route, everyone must walk between the Leaders and the Sweeper and those that volunteer to take on the Leader and Sweeper roles, do so with responsibility and conscientiousness.
4. If pilgrims choose to leave the pilgrimage at any time, they must advise one of the Brigid’s Way organisers before departing.
5. As part of our absolute commitment to Brigid’s Way being a positive experience for all pilgrims, the organisers will advise, direct and if required make final decisions where there are concerns for safety or wellbeing for an individual or for fellow pilgrims. Instances of unsafe or ongoing disruptive behaviour could lead to pilgrims being asked to leave the pilgrimage. No refund will be made in these circumstances.
6. I understand that the Brigid’s Way organisers are the facilitators of the Pilgrimage however, everyone is responsible for their own belongings, health and actions at all times.
If you have questions or wish for clarification on any of the above, please feel free to email us.
The pilgrims code
We require that you carefully read and understand the contents of this document which contain terms and conditions. Please sign and return this form by 1st of June with the full understanding that you are agreeing to adhere to the requirements below.
The Pilgrims code
- I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my well-being during the pilgrimage, in its entirety.
- I will ensure that I have physically trained and I am physically prepared for the 9 day pilgrim walk.
- I will ensure that I am emotionally and spiritually prepared for the pilgrimage.
- I will inform the Brigid’s Way team of any major physical or emotional illness within the past 5 years or of any medical or psychiatric supervision (where appropriate, please enclose a doctor’s certificate of fitness to travel.) I understand that this information may be shared among the Brigid’s Way organisers for the purposes of facilitating the event, but otherwise will be kept strictly confidential.
- I understand that the advice and guidance I will be receiving from the Brigid’s Way organisers are not offered as a substitute for mental health care, or any other type of medical care. I also understand that they are not acting as therapists and do not purport to offer mental health care, or any other type of medical care.
- If I have a condition, medical or otherwise, that might affect me or affect other people’s enjoyment or active participation in the pilgrimage, I will advise the Brigid’s Way organisers at the time of full payment.
- I understand that this is a group pilgrimage. As a group of people travel together, it would be surprising if occasionally someone did not “push buttons”. If this does occur
I will work to accept the difference in others and I will “own my projections” with humility.
- If any conflict occurs between myself and another, I will deal with this in a respectful and safe manner so the situation is quickly resolved and does not affect others within the group.
- Some pilgrims like to have a glass of wine at dinner at the end of a day of walking. If I choose to drink alcohol, I will drink moderately and I will refrain from the use of any recreational drugs while on the pilgrimage.
- If travelling from overseas, I understand that I am wholly responsible for ensuring that I am in possession of private Travel Insurance with protection for the full duration of the tour in respect of at least medical expenses, injury, death, cancellation and curtailment, with adequate cover. You must also have Travel Insurance if you are an Irish pilgrim.
- I accept that I look after my personal property at all times. While we endeavour to keep your baggage safe in daily transit as a volunteer organisation I accept that Brigid’s Way volunteer facilitators cannot accept responsibility for any damage, accident or loss for my baggage.
Walking the Route
- I recognise that there will be a general level of noise when travelling with a large group. I will ensure to create opportunities to make quiet time for myself, for example lunchtime, evenings, and while walking if I need to. I will respect the wishes of others who choose to have silent walking time. (There will be a clearly identifiable sign to indicate that the holder/wearer wishes to be in silence. This will be indicated by the Brigid’s Way facilitators on the first day and each subsequent day.)
- I will adhere to the rules of the road for safety reasons along the Pilgrimage route. At certain points, Brigid’s Way volunteers may indicate the best route to take for safety. See rules of road here http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Pedestrians-and-Cyclists/Pedestrian-safety/
- For the safety of all pilgrims on the route, Brigid’s Way has a designated ‘Leader’ at the front and ‘Sweeper’ at the back while walking on the route. I understand that all pilgrims must walk between the ‘Leader’ and the ‘Sweeper’ while on the Pilgrimage route.
- If I choose to leave the Pilgrimage at any time, I will advise one of the Brigid’s Way organisers before I depart. The Brigid’s Way volunteer facilitators will be clearly identified at the start of each day of the Pilgrimage.
- I agree to accept the authority and decisions of the Brigid’s Way facilitators in relation to my health, level of fitness or conduct at any time before or after departure if it appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of the Pilgrimage.
- I understand that the Brigid’s Way facilitators are the organisers of the Pilgrimage but everyone is responsible for their own belongings, health and actions.
- I am aware that any pilgrims behaving in an unsafe or unsocial manner may be asked to leave the Pilgrimage without refund or recompense.
Please insert name below, sign and date. Return to firstname.lastname@example.org 1st June.
I, hereby agree to adhere to the terms and conditions set out in the Brigid`s Way Pilgrim Code