Despite heavy rain, 15,000 people gathered in Pairc Tailteann at Navan on Thursday night June 24th 1954, to hear Father Peyton preach on the Family Rosary. Contingents of people arrived in the town from various parts of the Diocese of Meath. They formed a procession and walked from St. MAry’s Church to Pairc Taillteann, which was given by the G.A.A for the rally.