As Croagh Patrick is shrouded in mist, 60,000 people, some barefoot climb the mountain. Each year thousands of pilgrims gather at Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday in July.

Croagh Patrick known locally as the Reek is 2,510 feet high, almost 3 miles from base to peak, and takes 3 hours to climb. It is believed that the mountain was the site of a pagan pilgrimage before it became associated with St Patrick who it is said fasted on the summit for forty days.

Thousands climb Croagh Patrick every year on the last Sunday in July which is known as Reek Sunday. Many complete the pilgrimage in their bare feet. 

This footage is taken from an RTÉ News report broadcast on 25 July 1965. The clip is mute.