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#Pilgrimage

# pilgrimage - This year 2022

Mountain rescuers urge people to 'be sensible' ahead of Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Mountain rescuers urge people to 'be sensible' ahead of Reek Sunday climb up Croagh Patrick

Jul 30th 2022, 8:30 AM 14,841 Views 4 Comments

The Covid pandemic led to the annual event being cancelled in 2020, with lower numbers than usual turning out for the climb last year.

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23 people injured as thousands climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday
# Croagh Patrick
# Croagh Patrick

23 people injured as thousands climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday

Jul 28th 2019, 5:28 PM 38,416 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 41,979 Views 108 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 28th 2018, 6:31 PM 18,011 Views 26 Comments

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

Ireland to return to Soldier Field in November for clash with Conor O'Shea's Italy
# The Rugby Weekend
From The42
# The Rugby Weekend

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

May 15th 2018, 7:00 PM 9,921 Views 13 Comments

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

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy
# Walking Tour
# Walking Tour

Irish pilgrim (79) dies in Italy

Sep 9th 2017, 6:41 PM 24,721 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 13th 2017, 3:30 PM 14,264 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 30th 2017, 2:29 PM 52,588 Views 87 Comments

Thousands are climbing the mountain this Reek Sunday.

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

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

May 14th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,868 Views 80 Comments

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

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup From The42
Live Jan 7th 2017, 4:29 PM

As it happened: Racing 92 v Munster, Champions Cup

Pilgrims are advised not to climb Croagh Patrick barefoot
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Pilgrims are advised not to climb Croagh Patrick barefoot

Jul 31st 2016, 7:15 AM 40,541 Views 47 Comments

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

Three-year-old child treated for hypothermia on Croagh Patrick
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

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

Jul 27th 2015, 8:00 AM 42,608 Views 119 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2015, 7:52 PM 74,707 Views 150 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:32 PM 20,058 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 12th 2015, 7:00 AM 35,316 Views 10 Comments

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

New Yorkers flying direct to Knock for a special Pilgrimage this summer
# Fly To The Shrine
# Fly To The Shrine

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

Jan 16th 2015, 1:25 PM 14,396 Views 60 Comments

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

Plane carrying 170 Irish pilgrims forced to turn back to Dublin twice
# Wing And A Prayer
# Wing And A Prayer

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

Oct 15th 2014, 7:35 PM 27,490 Views 51 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,069 Views 32 Comments

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

Two people airlifted from Croagh Patrick as thousands make pilgrimage
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Two people airlifted from Croagh Patrick as thousands make pilgrimage

Jul 27th 2014, 7:46 PM 28,126 Views 52 Comments

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
# The 20 Thousand
# The 20 Thousand

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

Jul 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,478 Views 18 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:14 PM 13,315 Views 35 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 9:18 AM 14,422 Views 99 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 1,332 Views 50 Comments

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

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

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

May 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 450 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 20th 2013, 1:00 PM 7,428 Views 79 Comments

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.

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

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

Sep 17th 2013, 9:42 PM 12,868 Views 29 Comments

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

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage
# Prayers
# Prayers

Seven plane-loads of people depart Dublin for Lourdes pilgrimage

Sep 7th 2013, 4:57 PM 14,416 Views 87 Comments

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

Indian train ploughs into a crowd of pilgrims, killing 35
# India
# India

Indian train ploughs into a crowd of pilgrims, killing 35

Aug 19th 2013, 9:04 AM 9,818 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 25th 2013, 11:26 AM 7,324 Views 22 Comments

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.

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes
# Lourdes
# Lourdes

Hundreds of pilgrims evacuated after flooding hits Lourdes

Oct 20th 2012, 7:24 PM 18,181 Views 128 Comments

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

Three casualties from Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
# Mayo
# Mayo

Three casualties from Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

Jul 29th 2012, 5:48 PM 9,534 Views 25 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Have you climbed Croagh Patrick?

Jul 29th 2012, 10:35 AM 10,649 Views 52 Comments

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

Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options
# Pilgrimage
From The42
# Pilgrimage

Getting there: your Euro 2012 travel options

Dec 2nd 2011, 7:36 PM 3,189 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 22nd 2011, 7:01 PM 154 Views 10 Comments

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

Bomb threat at Lourdes
# Bomb Threat
# Bomb Threat

Bomb threat at Lourdes

Aug 15th 2010, 2:39 PM 140 Views 0 Comments

Thousands of Catholic pilgrims evacuated.

Croagh Patrick pilgrims face slippery slopes
# Croagh Patrick
# Croagh Patrick

Croagh Patrick pilgrims face slippery slopes

Jul 25th 2010, 1:05 PM 230 Views 0 Comments