It would be untrue to say that foreign travel had not yet been invented back in the 1960s because there were, of course, pilgrimages.
In drawers all over Ireland, black and white photographs still exist of large parish groups posing outside the grotto in Lourdes. The place taught a whole generation of women that there was more to life than the black tea, dry toast and the sharp stones of Lough Derg. It combined religion...
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