Galway

An immense throng of more than 30,000 people crowded the stands and general enclosure of the Racecourse, Ballybrit, Galway on Sunday May 9th. It was one of the greatest Rallies of the Rosary Crusade held in the Western Province and was sponsored by the Bishop of Galway Most Rev. Dr Browne.

Headed by a cross-bearer and acolytes a procession which included the Mayor and members of Galway Corporation in their robes of office and members of the Galway Harbour Board, Galway Co. Council, professors and staff of U.C.G, a large gathering of the Diocesan Chapter, the secular clergy and members of the various orders followed by Father Peyton and the Bishop of Galway, marched up the racecourse to Our Lady’s Alter, which had been erected opposite the Grandstand and close to the Mass Rock.

In the middle of the Grandstand Children of Mary in their blue veils forming the letter of the words “Hail Mary” stood out vividly from the vast crowd

The Bishop of Galway and members of the clergy.

Members of Galway Corporations in their robes of office.

Members of Galway Corporation in their robes of office and members of the Galway Harbour Board, Galway Co. Council