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Ireland’s Holy Mount

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé
Year:

1921
Duration:

54 sec
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles

This footage captures a pilgrimage to Ireland’s Holy Mount, Croagh Patrick, from 1921 where thousands of people toil over bog and boulders to reach the summit and pray for peace.

Croagh Patrick is a 764 metre-high mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo, Ireland. It is the third highest mountain in County Mayo after Mweelrea and Nephin and forms the southern part of a U-shaped valley created by a glacier flowing into Clew Bay in the last Ice Age. It is climbed by pilgrims on Reek Sunday every year, which is the last Sunday in July.

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