Our Lady's Island in county Wexford is a better pilgrimage destination than Knock or Lourdes according to Father Bob Staples.
Every August people come from all over Ireland to Lady's Island in south Wexford
In a pilgrimage of devotion to Our Lady.
Our Lady's Island has been a place of pilgrimage for at least a thousand years. Between mid August and September over fifty thousand people have come to the shrine. Pilgrims walk around the island reciting the rosary led by the parish priest of Our Lady's Island Fr Bob Staples. Fr Staples tells Michael Ryan about the history of Our Lady's Island and describes it as one of the great pilgrimages of the world.
We have an official Papal document dating back to 1417, in the reign of Pope Martin V, granting indulgences to pilgrimages.
An RTÉ News report by Michael Ryan broadcast on 21 August 1986.