Take The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walk

Near Croagh PatrickTaking place from June 20th to June 22nd, the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail walk covers 60k of stunning wild and mysterious Mayo Landscape from Balla to Murrisk. It will take 3 days to complete the entire Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. The walker can choose to walk the whole trail over 3 days or alternatively, take part in 1 and/or 2 of the days.

Registration via iRegister: www.iregister.ie/summerwalkingfestival
or via the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Office or the Fundraising Department, Western Care Association
or pay on the day you choose to walk.

Entry Fee: €15 euro per day & €40 for 3 days

Sponsorship Cards are available from the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Office and the Fundraising Department, Western Care Association.
• This is a guided walk and guides will be available to guide at fast, medium and easy pace
• As this is generally a moderate walk, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Proper walking boots and waterproof raingear is essential. Refreshments will be provided at the Start and middle of each day
• Teenagers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and no Dogs Allowed.
Transport will be provided each morning to ferry Walkers from the Meeting point to the Starting point. This means that your personal transport will be at the end of your destination on arrival each day. For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at 094 9360891 or email info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com

Day 1: Friday, June 20th
8.30am: (sharp) Collection at Meeting Point – Car Park beside Corley’s Pub Ballintubber, (opposite Ballintubber Abbey) Transport to starting point
9.00am: Registration Balla Community Centre Tea/Coffee Refreshments provided
09.30am: Commence Walk from Balla to Ballintubber (16 km) Grade – Moderate
Refreshment Stop: Clogher Heritage Cottage – Tea/Coffee sandwiches provided
15.00 to 17.00pm: Finish Day 1 and De -Register at Corleys Pub Ballintubber (opposite Ballintubber Abbey)

Day 2: Saturday, June 21st
08.30am: (sharp) Collection at Meeting Point – Aughagower Village Car Park opposite back of church. Transport to Starting Point at Ballintubber Community Centre (GPS:N 53.76181 – W 009.46271)
09.00am: Registration at Ballintubber Community Centre, Tea/Coffee Refreshments provided
09.30am: Commence Walk from Ballintubber to Aughagower (25.5 km) Grade -Hard
Refreshment Stop: Aille Lake – Tea/Coffee sandwiches provided
16.00 to 18.00pm: Finish Day 2 and De -Register at Keane’s Pub, Aughagower
20.00 Evening Barb-B-Que and Dance in the Westport Country Lodge Hotel, Aughagower (Cost: €20 to all the Summer Solstice Walking Festival participants, bookable with Westport Country Lodge Hotel accommodation package (http://secure.westportcountrylodge.ie/bookings/specials) or at Registration on Friday or Saturday)

Day 3: Sunday, June 22nd
08.30am: (sharp) Collection Murrisk Car Park at the base of Croagh Patrick. Transport to Starting Point at Aughagower Community Centre (GPS: N 53.77984 – W 009.63974)
09.00am: Registration at Aughagower Community Centre, Tea/Coffee Refreshments provided
09.30am: Commence Walk from Aughagower to Murrisk (19km) Grade – Difficult
Refreshment Stop – Brackloon Wood – Tea/ Coffee sandwiches provided
16.00 to 18.00pm: Arrive at Murrisk. De-registration in Shed at back of Campbell’s Pub – Murrisk

Contact Details

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Office: 094 9360891
email: info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com
web: www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com

Western Care Association: 094 9029136/144
email: fundraiser@westerncare.com
web: www.westerncare.com

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS
Westport Country Lodge Hotel, Aughagower (www.westportcountrylodge.ie)
are offering a special rate to all participants in the Summer Solstice Walking Festival
Contact Details: Phone: +353 (0)98 56030; Fax: +353 (0)98 56040; Email: reception@westportcountrylodge.ie or book online at http://secure.westportcountrylodge.ie/bookings/specials

The Mill Times Hotel, Westport (www.milltimeshotel.ie) are offering a special rate to groups participating in the Summer Solstice Walking Festival – contact the hotel for details:
Phone: +353 (0)98 29200; email: info@milltimeshotel.ie

Westport Hotels: www.westporttourism.com/?pagid=hotels
Westport B&Bs: www.westporttourism.com/?pagid=b-b-s

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