Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail are having a one day Mid-Summer Walking Festival in conjunction with Western Care Association (supporting people with intellectual disabilities and their families). The festival will take place on June 13th 2015. There will be refreshments and water stops provided. The walk will also be guided and the guides will offer information on the heritage and local folklore of this spectacular route through the wonderful landscape of County Mayo.
The cost of the walk is €20 for the day. Groups, clubs and individuals are welcome.
Walkers can register online at www.iregister.ie/summerwalkingfestival or can register on the day.
There is a Festival Launch on Saturday May 23rd at the Clogher Heritage Centre which will include an 8km walk on the Clogher Bog Loop Walk see facebook.com/croaghpatrickheritagetrail
Route & Distance
Saturday 13th June- Aughagower to Murrisk (21km).
Registration 9.00am Aughagower Community Centre Tea/Coffee.
Meeting Point Murrisk, at Croagh Patrick car park 8.30am sharp, transport to Aughagower.
Overview of the trail
The Croagh Patrick Heritage trail starts from the town of Balla in central Mayo and ends at the village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Patrick. The trail is 61km in length and mainly at low level. The trail itself does not include the ascent to the summit of Croagh Patrick. From the beginning at Balla, the trail incorporates the beautiful cultural landscape that County Mayo has to offer. Through its rich archaeological and environmental heritage, one can also walk across deciduous woodland, rolling fields, raised bogs and ancient pathways. Bronze Age standing stones, Mediaeval Abbeys and Round Towers are other archaeological features that one will discover along the trail.
Services such as accommodation, food and links are available in all of the villages along the route
For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at 094 9030687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org there are also details on the website www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com