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#Reek Sunday

# reek-sunday - 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.

# reek-sunday - All time

People warned to not climb Croagh Patrick as rescue attempts will take longer due to Covid risk
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

People warned to not climb Croagh Patrick as rescue attempts will take longer due to Covid risk

Jul 24th 2020, 6:10 AM 24,843 Views 36 Comments

Reek Sunday has officially been cancelled but some people are still expected to attend.

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 38,418 Views 93 Comments

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

Mass and mountain rescuers: Thousands set to climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday
# Take Care
# Take Care

Mass and mountain rescuers: Thousands set to climb Croagh Patrick for Reek Sunday

Jul 27th 2019, 9:30 PM 15,460 Views 22 Comments

As many as 25,000 people are expected to make the climb up the Mayo mountain tomorrow.

Event Guide: Heading out? Here's what is happening around the country this weekend
# Event Guide
# Event Guide

Event Guide: Heading out? Here's what is happening around the country this weekend

Jul 27th 2019, 9:30 AM 21,385 Views 5 Comments

From mountains to scarecrows, there is no shortage of events taking place.

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Man airlifted to hospital as thousands climb Croagh Patrick

Jul 29th 2018, 7:35 PM 26,770 Views 42 Comments

Several other people were treated for medical issues on the mountain.

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.

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.

There'll be eleven masses on Croagh Patrick this weekend for Reek Sunday
# Ahoy Pilgrims
# Ahoy Pilgrims

There'll be eleven masses on Croagh Patrick this weekend for Reek Sunday

Jul 29th 2017, 7:00 AM 14,662 Views 46 Comments

A total of 25,000 people are expected to take part in the pilgrimage.

This lad having a sneaky smoke on Croagh Patrick sums up our feelings about hiking
# Smoke Patrick
From The Daily Edge
# Smoke Patrick

This lad having a sneaky smoke on Croagh Patrick sums up our feelings about hiking

Aug 1st 2016, 10:15 AM 6,911 Views 3 Comments

When you try to be healthy but just say, feck it.

11 spectacular views you can only get on the way up Croagh Patrick
# Throwing Shale
From The Daily Edge
# Throwing Shale

11 spectacular views you can only get on the way up Croagh Patrick

Jul 31st 2016, 3:22 PM 5,030 Views 0 Comments

Reek Sunday is here.

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 74,711 Views 154 Comments

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

Ireland's holiest mountain is crumbling - but that won't stop the barefoot pilgrims
# Night Climbers
# Night Climbers

Ireland's holiest mountain is crumbling - but that won't stop the barefoot pilgrims

Jul 25th 2015, 8:00 PM 33,701 Views 49 Comments

20,000 people are expected on Croagh Patrick, with some likely to start their ascent in the early hours.

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.

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…

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 1,335 Views 50 Comments

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

Two people seriously injured during Croagh Patrick pilgrimage
# Croagh Patrick
# Croagh Patrick

Two people seriously injured during Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

Jul 28th 2013, 5:13 PM 21,620 Views 93 Comments

One woman sustained a head injury and a man in his 50s had a suspected cardiac arrest.

Gardaí warn pilgrims to be careful ahead of Croagh Patrick trek
# Holy Mountain
# Holy Mountain

Gardaí warn pilgrims to be careful ahead of Croagh Patrick trek

Jul 22nd 2013, 2:00 PM 11,890 Views 53 Comments

An estimated 25,000 people will climb Croagh Patrick this Sunday.

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick
# Rescue
# Rescue

VIDEO: Here's how the Air Corps rescued a climber from Croagh Patrick

Aug 1st 2012, 11:08 AM 6,240 Views 8 Comments

The Air Corp filmed the rescue at the weekend from the moment the helicopter took off for the mountain. Here’s what happened.

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.

PHOTOS: Climbing Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday
# In Pictures
# In Pictures

PHOTOS: Climbing Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday

Jul 29th 2012, 9:30 AM 9,253 Views 15 Comments

On this day every year, thousands of pilgrims scramble up the Reek. Photographer Sergey Sergeev set out to capture the climb.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jul 31st 2011, 8:27 PM 2,201 Views 3 Comments

It’s been a busy bank holiday weekend – keep up to date on the day’s events and all the little bits in between with TheJournal.ie’s daily round-up…

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims
# Reek Sunday
# Reek Sunday

Archbishop: Clerics hurt too by the Church's mishandling of abuse claims

Jul 31st 2011, 6:28 PM 1,156 Views 28 Comments

The Archbishop of Tuam, Michael Neary, addresses pilgrims on top of Croagh Patrick as part of “spiritual” Reek Sunday in Mayo.