29/07/2013

12 Injured In Annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage

Some 12 people were injured during the weekends annual Reek Sunday Pilgrimage on Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.

Mayo Mountain Rescue said that two people suffered serious injuries, with one man sustaining a head injury at around 7am and another having 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.

(MH/CD)

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