Photos of Croagh Patrick from Clare Island by Karina Tynan

IMG_2267Croagh Patrick is a holy mountain situated in Co Mayo, West Coast of Ireland. The mountain is called after Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint who is reputed to have fasted on it’s summit for forty days and nights 441AD. Each year it is climbed by thousands of pilgrims on what is called  Reek Sunday (or Garland Sunday) which is the last Sunday on July each year. On that day mass is celebrated at the little church at the top of the mountain.

The photos below are taken by me from Clare Island where I spend the first week in July each year at the Bard Sumer School. The summer school explores Irish Mythology for its contemporary relevance. For me it is the week of all weeks for nourishing the soul with insight, amazing landscape, fun, friendly welcomes and beautiful people.

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