The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking is a three day walking festival from 22nd to 24th March 2013 featuring 6 guided walks on the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail and local loop walks in the heart of rural Mayo. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a 61 kilometre trail which extends from the town of Balla in central Co. Mayo to the seaside village of Murrisk at the foot of Croagh Patrick. The trail is walked over three days it is graded from moderate to hard and an average of 20 km per day and the local loop walks are 6/8km and graded as easy and family friendly walks.
This year the organisers are linking up with local heart & stroke charity Croí to create awareness of the importance of exercise and help raise vital funds for the cause. Croí is entirely self-funded and works in the areas of cardiovascular disease prevention; screening; research & education; CPR & defibrillation training; and patient & family support.
Festival Programme includes 3 great days of guided moderate to hard walks on the trail; gentle local loop walks; heritage site visits; and local myths and legends from experienced guides. Refreshments and transport is provided each day.
Entry is 15 euro per day or 40 for the weekend. Accommodation providers are offering very attractive rates for the weekend of the festival. The festival welcomes groups, clubs and individual walkers to experience the scenic Mayo landscape in Spring time. This year you can register online through the Croí website. All entries will receive a sponsorship pack.
For registration go to www.croi.ie/events/croagh-patrick-heritage-trail-walking-festival-association-croi
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com or contact Mairead/Pat at Clogher Office on 094 9360891