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Thread #167604   Message #4045745
Posted By: GUEST,henryp
13-Apr-20 - 04:36 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Friday customs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Friday customs
This is more of a mountain climb - and in midsummer. Staggering? That is probably the right word!

"A staggering 20-25,000 pilgrims still climb Croagh Patrick mountain – a soaring cone-shaped 765m (2,500ft) peak that rises above Clew Bay in Co Mayo – each year on the last Sunday in July (the nearest Sunday to the original pagan festival of Lughnasa), often barefoot."