Pilgrims Shauna (9) and her dad Ray Murphy, Devlin, Louisburgh, Co.Mayo take a break as they Make their way up Croagh Patrick at dawn for the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage. Pic: Michael Mc Laughlin

Up to 30,000 pilgrims made the journey to the summit of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo today to celebrate Reek Sunday. The first mass of the day commences (...)

The stone visible on the altar is the “Leac na Naomh” which the locals used to swear upon in order to cause storms to prove that they spoke the truth.

A medieval pilgrimage “round”, or circuit, has been identified on the Mayo island of Caher, which archaeologists believe shines fresh light on reli(...)