Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Pidge's Mass on Farbrague Hillside [graphic]
Pidge's Mass on Farbrague Hillside
|Main Creator:||Doyle, Patrick M, photographer|
Open air Masses have been a historic feature in the Wicklow Hills, where Mass Rocks abound. But Pidge's Mass, as it is affectionately known, meets a need to remember emigrants alive or dead. With the co-operation of local clergy, Pidge's Memorial Mass became a reality ten years ago. It linked the dioceses of Dublin,, Ferns, Kildare and Leighlin. Pidge's haggard was the venue and afterwards, chat and refreshments continued late into the night, round the hay bales or round the fire. Now each July, hundreds more continue to make the long trek, praying to God for those who have gone or thanking God for those who are left to keep the spark of life for an ever decling local community.
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28 July 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 13 ; frame number: 12
Rathdangan Historical Society
Photograph taken at 20:15, 28 July 1993.
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Co. Wicklow, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_13/12||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
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