Reek Sunday Pilgrimage

Experience the living Mayo, because Mayo is always on the move !


July 2017

Croagh Patrick National Pilgrimage will take place on Sunday 30th July.

Masses will be celebrated from 8.00am to 2.00pm every half hour in the old church on the top of Croagh Patrick, the Holy Mountain. Pilgrims can make their confession from 7.30am to 2.00pm.

Pilgrims must be prepared and remember this is a very challenging ascent, they must be properly dressed, have proper footwear and walking sticks and bring snacks and drinks. Also they must be responsible for themselves and other people and remind the ascent is a climbing of the Holy Mountain too.

Mayo Mountain Rescue and some other mountain rescue teams will dispatch volunteers and be on duty on the day. They will be supported by Civil Defense, Order of Malta, AnGarda Siochana and Murrisk Community. Air Corp will have a helicopter on standby at Knock Airport.

On Garland Friday ( Friday before Reek Sunday) there will be a Mass on the summit of the mountain at 10.00 am and in Murrisk car park at 7.30 pm in St. Patrick’s Oratory.