Jul 8.

As everyone around the world knows, there is a “Holy Stump” in the grounds of a church in Rathkeale, Co. Limerick. This was considered to be newsworthy by the BBC, SKY News and word has spread as far as Australia and the US. See the Irish Independent’s coverage here.

The image above is the crowd of believers gathered around the Holy Stump. Below, my shot of the stump itself… I just couldn’t get near it with the crowds.


Me? I just don’t see it to be honest. Not alone that, but using the Father Ted system of rating religious relics, I’d say it isn’t upto the standard of a Class II relic like “The Holy Stone of Clonrichert”… I reckon it’s only a Class IV relic. And I’m being generous at that.