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PHOTOS: A Limerick village re-staged Christ's crucifixion today - in stunning detail

The event, in Nicker parish, is one of the largest and post detailed re-enactments of the Passion of Christ ever staged in Ireland.

A CROWD ESTIMATED at between 3,000 and 6,000 people turned out in the parish of Nicker in Co Limerick this afternoon, for one of the largest and most detailed re-enactments of the Passion of Christ ever staged in the country.

The event, organised by the Grean Drama Group, has been taking place since last night.

Around 30 actors were involved in the production, backed up by dozens of support staff. The team have been working on the project and staging rehearsals since last November.

Locals and visitors have been praising the production, which ended this afternoon.

The crucifixion had to be brought forward from it’s scheduled start time of 3pm “due to medical reasons,” organisers said earlier.

Apparently Garry Fraher, who played Jesus, hadn’t been feeling too well.

We’re not entirely surprised…

Passion reenactment

All images: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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