Concluding Rally at Wexford

Ferns Diocese Marked the Feast Of the Assumption with a Great Finale.

The greatest religious spectacle ever seen in Co. Wexford took place on Sunday August 15th 1954 at OUr Lady’s Island. 14 miles from Wexford Town, when over 40,000 people gathered for the 21st and final rally. It was the most impressive of the Father Peyton Rallies and the ceremonies were held in brilliant warm sunshine.

It synchronised with the opening day of the annual pilgrimage to the island. The lake had been drained an grass -seed sown on the temporary reclaimed foreshore to accommodate the gathering.

The Bishop of Ferns, Most Rev.Dr. Staunton