• Short Summary

    Thousands of pilgrims flocked to Westport in County Mayo, the Irish Republic, on Sunday (July 29) to make their annual climb up to the peak of "Croagh Patrick" and say prayers by the statue of Saint patrick.

  • Description

    1.
    LV Pilgrims climb mountain at dawn
    0.03

    2.
    SVs Ditto (elderly) climbing (3 shots)
    0.14

    3.
    SV Nun assisted PAN TO GV others up path
    0.21

    4.
    LV People in distance on peak
    0.24

    5.
    LV PAN from top of mountain TO people ascending & descending
    0.30

    6.
    SV, MV Barefoot climber (2 shots)
    0.37

    7.
    MV Casualty carried on stretcher
    0.43

    8.
    LV, MV, People, barefooted on path (2 shots)
    0.53

    9.
    MV, SV Pilgrims washing face & feet in mountain stream (2 shots)
    1.02

    10.
    GVs & AVs People around statue of St Patrick praying
    1.15

    11.
    SV Sticks on floor PAN TO people at foot of mountain
    1.31



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Thousands of pilgrims flocked to Westport in County Mayo, the Irish Republic, on Sunday (July 29) to make their annual climb up to the peak of "Croagh Patrick" and say prayers by the statue of Saint patrick. Many of the estimated 70,000 pilgrims made the climb in their bare feet.

    The pilgrims cut rough walking sticks from local trees and after their pilgrimage they leave them in a pile at the foot of the mountain. Local legend says that the sticks are removed in the night by fairies and that one day a stairway of gold steps -- each representing a stick - will wind its way to the top of the mountain.

    Saint Patrick was born in England around 389 A.D. and became the patron saint of Ireland. He prayed on top of this mountain and it has been a place of pilgrimage ever since.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA20A911EFP1SAEJXUD6HUQREM
    Media URN:
    VLVA20A911EFP1SAEJXUD6HUQREM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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