Annual pilgrimage up Ireland’s Croagh Patrick mountain cancelled for first time in recent history due to treacherous weather

Richard SontagIreland

(Catholic Herald) Ireland’s most celebrated annual pilgrimage, the Reek Sunday ascent of Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, was cancelled because of severe weather on Sunday. Local residents could not remember the pilgrimage ever being cancelled. Each year on the last Sunday in July, some 30,000 pilgrims ascend the rocky mountain overlooking Clew Bay in commemoration of the 40 days and … Read More