Audio slideshow: Croagh Patrick pilgrimage

As part of a series looking at religious pilgrimages around the world, photographer Karoki Lewis recorded the annual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick.

On the last Sunday of July each year, thousands of Catholic pilgrims climb Croagh Patrick, a mountain on the north-west coast of Ireland. This penitential tradition has been conducted for more than 1,500 years, ever since St Patrick climbed the Reek (as it is known locally) in 441 AD. Before St Patrick, the mountain was sacred to the Celtic pagans.

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Photographs and audio by Karoki Lewis (www.karokilewis.com). Produced by Phil Coomes. Publication date August 2009.

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