Pilgrimages

A pilgrimage is a journey to a sacred place associated with God or a holy person. People who go on pilgrimages are called pilgrims. Pilgrims undertake pilgrimages for many reasons. There is also a webquest on pilgrimages.

Christian Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage Locations in Ireland
Lough Derg

Croagh Patrick - the Holy Mountain
Croagh Patrick - a Virtual Journey
Knock
El Camino de Santiago de Compostela
Lourdes

Some activities

Croagh Patrick

Jewish Pilgrimages

The main Jewish Place of Pilgrimage is Jerusalem, where the Western Wall is the only remaining part of the Temple.


Why the Wall is Holy

Virtual Tour of the Western Wall

The Western Wall

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Muslim Pilgrimages

The Muslim Pilgrimage to Mecca is called Hajj. Making hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam - every Muslim should do it once in their lifetime. Hajj lasts 10 days.

Channel 4 Hajj
BBC Hajj for Schools

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