The Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage

The Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage The Ascent of the Mountain Croagh Patrick is situated about five miles from the pretty town of Westport, Co. Mayo, on the shore of Clew Bay, where it rises gracefully to...

Virtual Tour of Croagh Patrick

Back to Home Page 1) MURRISK ABBEY In 1457 the Augustinians, Father O’Malley was granted permission to build a church and friary in Murrisk. The abbey is now in ruins, though a fine remaining feature...

Reek Sunday 2007 Homily

HOMILY OF ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL NEARY ON THE OCCASION OF THE CROAGH PATRICK PILGRIMAGE 2007. A visiting English travel writer once described the beauty of Croagh Patrick on discovering it for the first ...

The Reek 2009

HOMILY FOR CROAGH PATRICK PILGRIMAGE 2009.   Climbing a mountain with a heavy heart slows you down.  Throughout the years of this pilgrimage God only knows the pain people carried to the su...

The Reek Homily 2006

HOMILY FOR CROAGH PATRICK PILGRIMAGE 2006 BY ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL NEARY I welcome all the pilgrims to Croagh Patrick on the occasion of the National Pilgrimage.  We come in a spirit of prayer and penan...