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# pilgrimage - Sunday 28 July, 2019

23 people injured as thousands climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday

One person was evacuated by helicopter and brought to Castlebar Hospital.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

# pilgrimage - Saturday 28 July, 2018

Barefoot pilgrims, 13 masses and 140 rescuers: Busy Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick expected

It’s estimated that between 15,000-25,000 people could take part.

# pilgrimage - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Ireland to return to Soldier Field in November for clash with Conor O'Shea's Italy

The Six Nations teams will form one part of a triple-header set for the NFL ground.

# pilgrimage - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to his family.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 13 August, 2017

'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'

The Catholic Grandparents Association is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock next month (and will feature a performance from Dana).

# pilgrimage - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Man suffers heart attack, and others sustain serious injuries, on way up Croagh Patrick

Thousands are climbing the mountain this Reek Sunday.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500

Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.

# pilgrimage - Saturday 7 January, 2017

From The42 As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

We were in Paris for Munster’s rescheduled clash with Ronan O’Gara and the French champions.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Pilgrims are advised not to climb Croagh Patrick barefoot

Around 25,000 people are expected to make the pilgrimage up Croagh Patrick today.

# pilgrimage - Monday 27 July, 2015

Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick

Hundreds of people ignored warnings not to climb the mountain yesterday.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Hundreds ignore warning not to climb Croagh Patrick, ten get hypothermia

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people were expected to climb what’s regarded as the country’s holiest mountain this weekend.

# pilgrimage - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'My name belonged and so I belonged' - Barack Obama is about to return to his 'homeland'

The president has visited Kenya before, but never as president.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 12 July, 2015

The Camino de Santiago is coming back to Dublin after almost 800 years

The Camino Information Centre next to the historical starting point at St James Gate.

# pilgrimage - Friday 16 January, 2015

New Yorkers flying direct to Knock for a special Pilgrimage this summer

More than 700,000 passengers flew via Knock Airport last year – the highest figure ever in its 29 year history.

# pilgrimage - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice

A spokesperson for the company in charge of organising the tour said a different plane will be taking passengers to Medjugorje now.

# pilgrimage - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Opinion: Blisters, bruises, bumps, bites – life on the Camino is tough but worth every minute

The saying “walk a day in my shoes” really rings true on the wonderful Camino de Santiago.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Two people airlifted from Croagh Patrick as thousands make pilgrimage

Up to 30,000 people are estimated to be making the trek to the top.

13 mountain rescue teams in Mayo for mass 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ today.

# pilgrimage - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Erosion of Croagh Patrick a major concern ahead of 'Reek Sunday' pilgrimage

Between 15,000 and 20,000 people are expected to climb ‘Ireland’s holiest mountain’ this Sunday…

# pilgrimage - Monday 23 June, 2014

Poll: Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage?

Despite decline in church-going, people still go on pilgrimages. Would you?

Opinion: Thousands of Irish people go on pilgrimage every year... but why?

The weekly mass-goer and interested agnostic can walk alongside the person who privately explores their spirituality.

# pilgrimage - Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles

After my wife died of cancer in 2007, I wanted to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Treatment and Research. This summer, I will walk in support of European peace.

# pilgrimage - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it's about faith but also about fun

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

# pilgrimage - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Want an adventure? Try climbing Croagh Patrick, surfing Mullaghmore and horse-riding at Castle Leslie

That’s what the Lonely Planet guide would tell you to do in Ireland, anyway.

# pilgrimage - Saturday 7 September, 2013

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage Prayers This post contains images

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage

About 2,000 people, including sick pilgrims, medics and volunteers, left Dublin first thing this morning.

# pilgrimage - Monday 19 August, 2013

Indian train ploughs into a crowd of pilgrims, killing 35

An angry crowd went on a “rampage” after a crowd crossing a train track were killed.

# pilgrimage - Thursday 25 July, 2013

77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board

Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore says the situation is “still developing”, but that there are no reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the tragedy.

# pilgrimage - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes

About 50 Irish pilgrims are thought to be among 500 faithful who are being evacuated from hotels.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Three casualties from Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

An elderly woman, a teenage boy and a man received medical attention after attempting to climb the mountain as part of the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage.

Poll: Have you climbed Croagh Patrick? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you climbed Croagh Patrick?

Or would you like to? Let us know in today’s poll.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning…here’s nine things to know before tucking into your Sunday breakfast.

# pilgrimage - Friday 2 December, 2011

From The42 Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options Pilgrimage This post contains images

Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options

The draw’s been made; now it’s time to start thinking about the most efficient way of making your way to Poland.

# pilgrimage - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes… Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes…

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland embarks on the annual parish pilgrimage… but will everyone get home safely?

# pilgrimage - Sunday 15 August, 2010

A BOMB THREAT received by police in the south of France has resulted in the evacuation of thousands of Catholic pilgrims from Lourdes.

About 30,000 Catholic worshippers were in the town to celebrate the annual Feast of the Assumption.

Lourdes has been the site of Roman Catholic pilgrimages since a young local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, reported visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858. Around six million people visit the area every year, with many seeking cures for illnesses.

Lourdes is a popular pilgrimage site for Irish Catholics.

Police said that a call received today threatened that four bombs would explode in Lourdes at 3pm. Bomb disposal experts are at the scene, but there have been no reports of explosions.

# pilgrimage - Sunday 25 July, 2010

PILGRIMS climbing Croagh Patrick have been dealing with rough conditions on the mountain with five climbers needing to be stretchered from the mountain. A newly-christened ‘bad bend‘ has emerged as an accident blackspot due to erosion and constant slippery conditions.