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Trial path work commences on the summit of Croagh Patrick

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The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November 2015 as a community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats and ecosystems of the area.

MERROW AT PÁLÁS OPENS TODAY

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Friday 28th September sees the opening of Merrow, a new addition to Galway’s thriving dining scene that will further enhance the city’s burgeoning reputation as the unofficial culinary capital of Ireland.

Excellent city centre location

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No 60 St Brendan's Avenue is an excellently located mid-terrace townhouse, which has been completely refurbished in recent years. The property is a compact, yet spacious, one bedroom house, with living room, kitchen and bathroom at ground floor level and a large double bedroom at first floor level.

All Ireland Cup Final St Brendan’s go down fighting in cup final

St Brendan’s Belmullet: 35

St Patrick's Drama Group present Thy Will Be Done

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St Patrick’s Drama Group, Westport, return to the stage once again with a revival of one of their most popular productions over the past 50 years, Michael Carey’s hit, Thy Will Be Done. This is the story of two brothers, and is set in the summer of 1998 in an old outhouse where Jack (Lennie Grimes) has been living for nearly 40 years after falling out with his brother Peteen (Tony Varley) who remained in the family home.

Hanley Hound is climbing Croagh Patrick for the Irish Cancer Society

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Seven year old Hanley, is currently training with his owners Emma and Brian to Climb Croagh Patrick and raise vital funds for The Irish Cancer society. Hanley, with the help of his owner Emma is currently strength training so that his little legs will take him smoothly up Croagh Patrick without too much stress.

Consultants commence work on Croagh Patrick path upgrade

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The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group was formed in November, 2015 as a community response to concerns over the condition of the mountain together with concerns around safety, liability of shareholders and landowners, the status of the Croagh Patrick as Ireland’s Holy Mountain, and the absence of structures to manage the impact of growing numbers of recreational users on the natural environment, habitats, and ecosystems of the area.

Croagh Patrick to turn pink in charity challenge

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The Croagh Patrick Pink Link Challenge will take place on Saturday, April 8. The main aim of this event is to form a human link from the bottom to the top of Croagh Patrick to raise awareness of cancer but also to symbolize solidarity for all the people and families affected by a cancer diagnosis. The chain will take approximately 3,000-4,000 people to be successful and anyone can take part and wear something pink to show support. The challenge is based on four different levels which makes it suitable for people of all fitness levels to take part.

Time for Mayo to find that winning formula

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After Brendan Maher lifted the Liam McCarthy Cup high over his head in the Hogan Stand a fortnight ago, he mentioned in his speech that it had been "six long years" for Tipperary waiting for this day. Six years may be a long time in Tipperary, but it was 38 years for Mayo to reach an All Ireland final from the last time they won it in 1951 to their next dance with the girls at the end of the summer in 1989. That particular dance saw Cork go home with girls and since then Mayo have gone back to the same dance hall on six more occasions only to leave by themselves at the end of the night when the jackets were being collected from the cloakroom.

Croagh Patrick, then and now

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There are not many locations within the boundaries of Mayo from where a vista of Croagh Patrick cannot be gained from even the smallest naturally raised platform. The mountain, with its distinctive pyramidal shape, is an iconic symbol of the county for the people of Mayo. Better known today as a venue for an annual Christian pilgrimage, the Reek’s history is one of changing uses.

 

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