• Short Summary

    SIXTY THOUSAND ROMAN CATHOLIC PILGRIMS CLIMBED TO THE SUMMIT OF CROACH PATRICK, A MOUNTAIN RISING 2500 FEET (750 METRES) ABOVE THE TOWN OF WESTPORT, COUNTY MAYO, EIRE YESTERDAY.

  • Description


    PEOPLE WALKING; NUNS WALKING; STRETCHER TEAM; BAREFOOT WALKERS; STATUE OF ST PATRICK; PEOPLE PRAYING; STRETCHER CASE BROUGHT DOWN.




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    Background: SIXTY THOUSAND ROMAN CATHOLIC PILGRIMS CLIMBED TO THE SUMMIT OF CROACH PATRICK, A MOUNTAIN RISING 2500 FEET (750 METRES) ABOVE THE TOWN OF WESTPORT, COUNTY MAYO, EIRE YESTERDAY. IN THIS ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE, CATHOLICS GO TO PRAY AT AN ORATORY BENEATH THE FIGURE OF SAINT PATRICK, THE PATRON SAINT OF IRELAND.

    THE PILGRIMS, SOME VERY OLD, OTHERS WALKING BAREFOOT, WERE ASSISTED TO THE SUMMIT BY MEDICAL TEAMS. CASUALTIES WERE BROUGHT DOWN THE MOUNTAIN BY STRETCHER.

    AT THE SUMMIT, THE CATHOLICS MADE THEIR DEVOTIONS AND MASS FOR THEM BEGAN AT 4 A.M. TODAY AND WERE DUE TO BE HELD CONTINUOUSLY UNTIL MIDDAY. PRIESTS HEARD CONFESSIONS THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT.

    PILGRIMS ARRIVED FROM THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AND INUNDATED WESTPORT BEFORE EMBARKING ON THE THREE-MILE CLIMB TO THE TOP OF CROACH PATRICK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4C72EQ2OH65MK3QS3L69IK865
    Media URN:
    VLVA4C72EQ2OH65MK3QS3L69IK865
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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