Big rise in pilgrims to Lough Derg

Food for the soul might be taking people’s minds off their empty pockets, writes Martha Kearns.

15th August, 2009

There has been an upsurge in visitors to Lough Derg, with 8,500 people taking part in the traditional three-day pilgrimage – a 10 per cent increase on last year’s figure. The three-day pilgrimages began this year at the end of May and the final group arrived last Thursday.

Other events such as one-day retreats, family days, quiet days, workshops and special events are continuing into next month.

The Prior of Lough Derg, Monsignor Richard Mohan,...

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