Over 10,000 grandparents, grandfathers and their families from all over Ireland converged on Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, today (SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH) to celebrate their Catholic faith – and they were commended for being ‘foul-weather friends’ of the Church.
The fourth annual National Grandparents Pilgrimage was once a huge success, and among the singers at the Mass [...]
Mass-goers at four Achill churches will next weekend (July 3rd/4th) hear speakers from the newly-formed Catholic Grandparents Association, as part of an effort to establish a branch of the organisation in the parish.
Over 10,000 grandmothers and grandfathers are expected to converge on Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo, this September for the largest pilgrimage of its type in the world – and 13 year-old Ireland’s Got Talent winner Chloe Coyle will perform with her mentor Dana as part of the celebration.
Ballintubber Abbey celebrates the 22nd Anniversary of the Passion Play.
For the past twenty two years those who have witnessed this moving drama have been stirred by the story as it is portrayed by the people of Ballintubber. Many have come back year after year to experience it and have brought others with [...]
Thanks to Fr Stephen Farragher for his excellent pictures taken from the top of Croagh Patrick (The Reek), a world-renowned place of pilgrimage.
Pictures from Máméan, Co. Galway – taken on St Patrick’s Day 2010. Máméan is a popular place of pilgrimage, particularly on St Patrick’s Day, Good Friday, and the Sunday after ‘Reek Sunday’.
Sunday May 2nd. Led by Archbishop Neary. Ceremonies start at 2.30 pm. All are welcome.
Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage
The Ascent of the Mountain
Croagh Patrick is situated about five miles from the pretty town of Westport,
Co. Mayo, on the shore of Clew Bay, where it rises gracefully to a height
of 2,510 feet above sea-level. Most of the pilgrims come to Westport,
and make the ascent from there, though some begin the climb [...]