With Croagh Patrick shrouded in mist, 60,000 people, some barefoot climb the mountain.
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.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 25 July 1965. The footage shown here is mute.