Events in Ireland
Numbers rose too this year to the Island of Penance and Prayer at Lough Derg. It is also known as St. Patricks Purgatory. St. Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg, is among the oldest centres of Christian Pilgrimage in Western Europe, supposedly dating back to the sixth century. Lough Derg lies about four miles north of the village of Pettigo in County Donegal. This is a place where people go barefoot for three days, pray, have no sleep for the first night (sleep on the 2nd) and also fast over the three days.
Information from: http://www.loughderg.org/