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Croagh Patrick to host TV live Mass

A live televised Mass is to celebrated at the summit of Croagh Patrick for the first time as thousands of pilgrims make the difficult climb early on Reek Sunday.
Led by Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary, the ascent begins on July 27 at 7am in the village of Murrisk, Co Mayo, with the service at the top planned four hours later. And as the Church strives to attract more young men to the priesthood, the theme of this year's climb is Vocation.
For the first time the pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick will be televised live on RTE. The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption.
Croagh Patrick is renowned for its Patrician Pilgrimage in honour of Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. It was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD and the custom has been faithfully handed down from generation to generation for over 1500 years.
 

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