Glencolmcille Pilgrimage

The annual pilgrimage here each June is now a devoutly Christian event, but with origins that stretch back to pre-Christian Celtic Ireland. It's an area of astonishing natural beauty, so even …

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Croagh Patrick

This mountain in Mayo is closely associated with St Patrick, and is the scene of an annual pilgrimage that can trace its origins to pre-Christian Ireland. Pilgrims traditionally walk barefoot to …

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Brigid of Faughart Festival

An unusual event which celebrated both the Catholic feast day of St Brigid and the ancient Pagan Winter festival of Imbolc, with a seasoning of new age spirituality. …

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