ARCHIVE VIDEO: Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage 2015

Shot by: Mark Condren Edit: Donal Corkery

Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, is considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.

The tradition of pilgrimage to this holy mountain stretches back over 5,000 years from the Stone Age to the present day without interruption. Its religious significance dates back to the time of the pagans, when people are thought to have gathered here to celebrate the beginning of harvest season.

In 2015 the pilgrimage was cancelled in 2015 due to treacherous weather.