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Press Association Images Pilgrims climbing Croagh Patrick.
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Poll: Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage?

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

RICHARD SCRIVEN WRITES this morning that despite a noted decline in general religious practice, thousands of Irish people go on pilgrimages.

Whether it’s Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, the Novena in Knock or even the Camino de Santiago in Spain, some religious traditions remain resilient to social change.

Today’s poll, Would you ever consider going on a religious pilgrimage?

Poll Results:

No, testing yourself is a positive thing but it needn't be religious. (2395)
Yes, I have before and would again. (1661)
No, I don't see the point in them. (1501)
Yes, I'm religious but dislike going to church so it's a happy medium. (792)

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