Over 100,000 attended the Rosary Crusade rally in the grounds of Our Ladies Hospice, Beechmount, Belfast. It was the greatest gathering of Belfast Catholics ever known, and the biggest crowd which had attended Father Peyton’s Crusade in Ireland.

Eighty thousand assembled in the grounds, and in the MacRory Park nearby there were several thousand mothers with their young children, to whom ceremonies were relayed. A further 1,000 elderly and infirm people were likewise accommodated in the Broadview Cinema and they were afterwards visited by Father Peyton.

The impressive scene at Beechmount Belfast.