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# pilgrims - 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.

# pilgrims - Thursday 30 May, 2019

At least 21 people killed as bus carrying Catholic pilgrims crashes in Mexico

Thirty others were injured in the incident.

# pilgrims - Saturday 26 September, 2015

40 years of tragedy: The hajj has been plagued by disaster

Over 3,980 people have died in tragedies in the hajj since 1975.

# pilgrims - 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.

# pilgrims - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish youngsters display questionable knowledge about American history Boothception

Irish youngsters display questionable knowledge about American history

Ah yes, the lads in the funny hats.

# pilgrims - 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.

# pilgrims - Monday 23 June, 2014

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.

# pilgrims - 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.

# pilgrims - Monday 30 September, 2013

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

# pilgrims - 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.

# pilgrims - Monday 29 July, 2013

38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy Bus Tragedy This post contains videos

38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy

The bus plunged off a motorway flyover near the town of Avellino. The Department of Foreign Affairs says there are no indications of any Irish citizens hurt in the crash.

# pilgrims - Saturday 4 August, 2012

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports

The 48 Iranians were abducted by armed terrorists who boarded their bus in the Syrian capital of Damascus.

# pilgrims - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers

With 20,000 of the faithful attending, the Catholic celebration begins officially today.

# pilgrims - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

Civilians and security forces attacked in several cities ahead of Arab League summit in Baghdad.