12 people injured as thousands climb Croagh Patrick

Sunday 28 July 2013 21.42
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St Patrick is said to have visited the mountain in the year 441
St Patrick is said to have visited the mountain in the year 441
Two people are said to be in a serious condition, with one man sustaining a head injury at around 7am
Two people are said to be in a serious condition, with one man sustaining a head injury at around 7am
A second man had a heart attack near the bottom of the reek towards Murrisk Bay
A second man had a heart attack near the bottom of the reek towards Murrisk Bay
The pilgrimage was led by Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary
The pilgrimage was led by Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary
Thousands took part in the annual climb
Thousands took part in the annual climb
Some people climbed Croagh Patrick in their bare feet
Some people climbed Croagh Patrick in their bare feet

Mayo Mountain Rescue have reported 12 casualties in total so far as thousands take part in the annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo today.

Two people are said to be in a serious condition, with one man sustaining a head injury at around 7am.

A second man had a heart attack near the bottom of the reek towards Murrisk Bay.

Most injuries have been minor lower leg injuries.

The pilgrimage was led by Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary.

He was accompanied by Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown and Bishop of Achonry Brendan Kelly.

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