Welcome to the website of the Irish Society of the Friends of Saint James. The society is a voluntary organisation, founded in Ireland in 1992 to promote the pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in north western Spain.

                                                          Upcoming Events

                                         We are holding the following Information Days on

                                      All Routes of the Camino


Sat 22nd Feb 2014  BELFAST:  

                              The Wellington Hotel, Malone Rd.,  1pm - 4pm


Sat 1st March 2014 DUBLIN

                               St. James’s Church Centre, James St. Dublin 8.  

                               1pm- 4pm


Thurs 6th March 2014 DUNDALK

                                 OutdoorXchange Unit 3, Exchange Buildings,

                                 Longwalk Rd., Dundalk.  7pm - 9pm


Tues 11 March 2014  BELFAST

                                 Cotswold Outdoor Ltd., Boucher Crescent Retail

                                 Park,   Belfast. 7pm - 9pm


Sat 22nd March 2014 CORK

                                  Gresham Metorpole Hotel MacCurtin St., Cork

                                  1pm - 4pm


Sat 5th April 2014      GALWAY

                                   St Nicolas Collegiate Church, Market St.,

                                   Galway. 1pm - 4pm














The society is made up of mainly Irish pilgrims who have either made the pilgrimage to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago or have an interest in it. We are also attempting to actively encourage interest in and use of the many ancient pathways and pilgrim routes within Ireland itself. Saint Patrick’s Road to the mountains of Croagh Patrick in the west of Ireland and Saint Kevin’s Way in Glendalough, County Wicklow are two such routes.

This site offers a source of practical, pictorial and historical information on the ancient pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

There is also more information on the Irish Society of Friends of Saint James; it’s history, activities and how to get in touch/join in.

The gallery gives the opportunity for members to post up articles, photographs, advice and research for all to see.

There is also an online newsletter to help keep up to date with what’s on in terms of talks, walks or social gatherings of the society. We hope that our website will help you along your "road" and if you wish to contribute please do. You can get in touch by email or visit the Contact Us section for our full contact details.


The Pilgrim’s Passport

For details on obtaining your Credencial (Pilgrim’s Passport) please click here.




Online Membership Form

Find out more about how to download and print out your membership form online.