Sixty parish­ioners make the pil­grim­age to Mar­ian shrine

LOUR­DES 150TH AN­NIVER­SARY OF AP­PARI­TIONS

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A GROUP of 60 parish­ioners from the Holy Redeemer parish made the trip to Lour­des last week with the Dublin Dioce­san Pil­grim­age un­der the

lead­er­ship the Arch­bishop of Dublin, The Most Rev. Diar­muid Martin.

A record num­ber of pil­grims, over 3000, trav­elled with the Pil­grim­age to cel­e­brate the 150th an­niver­sary of the ap­pari­tions by our Lady to St. Ber­nadette in 1858 at Masa­bielle.

The lo­cal group was led by Ge­orge Be­g­ley, who has been lead­ing the group for the past num­ber of years. One mem­ber, Anne Walsh, has not

missed a year since the parish started go­ing to Lour­des in 1991. The youngest mem­ber of the group was seven-yearold Emer Fox on her very first visit to Lour­des. She was joined by 11-year-old Zoe Con­nolly, also on her first trip. Wes­ley Ma­her, aged 12, was an­other of the chil­dren to make the

jour­ney. He has been nine times, hav­ing gone over wince he was aged just three.

Six 5th year stu­dents from Loreto secondary school also trav­elled to Lour­des to help and care for the sick. Their leader Ms. Ciara Walsh, who is a teacher in the school, has been tak­ing six helpers to Lour­des for the past few years. Group leader Ge­orge has ex­pressed his con­grat­u­la­tions to Ciara and her team for their ded­i­ca­tion and hard work.

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