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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 38,417 Views 93 Comments

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

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

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

May 30th 2019, 9:22 AM 12,159 Views 11 Comments

Thirty others were injured in the incident.

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

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

Sep 26th 2015, 3:45 PM 16,737 Views 72 Comments

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

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.

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

Irish youngsters display questionable knowledge about American history

Nov 11th 2014, 3:13 PM 3,943 Views 2 Comments

Ah yes, the lads in the funny hats.

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.

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.

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

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

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 7,902 Views 241 Comments

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

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 9,827 Views 29 Comments

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

38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy
# Bus Tragedy
# Bus Tragedy

38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy

Jul 29th 2013, 8:30 AM 13,839 Views 22 Comments

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.

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports
# Middle East
# Middle East

48 pilgrims from Iran kidnapped in Syria - reports

Aug 4th 2012, 3:14 PM 2,143 Views 11 Comments

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

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Pilgrim ponchos and altar wine: The Eucharistic Congress in numbers

Jun 10th 2012, 8:00 AM 2,846 Views 15 Comments

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

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq
# Iraq
# Iraq

46 killed in bombings and shootings across Iraq

Mar 20th 2012, 11:07 AM 882 Views 1 Comment

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