Portrait of the Pilgrim 2013, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Ireland

August 11th 2013

Posted by Tomasz Bereska

Once again Uspecto photographers joined the efforts to climb the holy mountain of Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo in Ireland during annual pilgrimage, bringing back the new set of pilgrims portraits.

According to the legend, it was on the summit of the mountain that Saint Patrick fasted for forty days in 441 AD. Then, when descending he threw a silver bell down the side of the mountain, knocking the pagan she-demon Corra from the sky and banishing all the snakes from Ireland.

The pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday of July. This tradition spans over 1500 years without interruption. Many pilgrims, as an act of penance undertake their walk barefoot.

Photographers: Tomasz Szustek and Tomasz Bereska

Michael, Co. Galway
Michael, Co. Galway
Michael, Co. Galway
Michael, Co. Galway
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Sheilla, Co. Sligo
Sheilla, Co. Sligo
Richard, Co. Kilkenny
Richard, Co. Kilkenny
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
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Dominick with dog Edward, Co. Meath
Tara, USA
Tara, USA
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Maelie, France
Maelie, France
Maelie, France
Maelie, France
Lara, Co. Kildare
Lara, Co. Kildare
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Tom, Co. Mayo
Tom, Co. Mayo
Tom, Co. Mayo
Tom, Co. Mayo
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Austin, Co. Mayo
Austin, Co. Mayo
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Daniel, Co. Offaly
Daniel, Co. Offaly
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Eileen, Co. Louth
Eileen, Co. Louth
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Jonathan, France
Jonathan, France
Jonathan, France
Jonathan, France
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013
Croagh Patrick 2013