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‘The mountain is just a way of thinking’

Next Sunday, the last Sunday in July, is Reek Sunday which celebrates the national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain. Several thousands of people are expected to make the arduous climb, which can take over two hours to get to its summit. If it’s a clear day the views across Connemara, and along the coast line, are spectacular. If the climb is made in misty weather, then it becomes an adventure of another kind. Whatever the weather there is a real sense of camaraderie, and shared humanity; a feeling too that to take a few hours out of our busy lives, to concentrate on the effort of the climb, and support our fellow travellers, is ‘to experience a life time in miniature.’

Ireland’s Holy Mountain goes bust

Mayo Cancer Support Association and Cancer Care West are to attempt to set a new world record on Saturday November 22 for the world’s highest bra-chain, by linking a chain of bras up and down Croagh Patrick in aid of breast cancer awareness.


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