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Organisers of this year’s Connemara Mussel Festival on the May Bank Holiday weekend (May 4-6) are planning an exciting range of events as the festival takes its place on the Region of Gastronomy calendar.
Tim Husbands is just a few weeks into life as the chief executive officer of Westport House and Hotel Westport and he is enjoying life in Westport so far.
Galway man Richard Donovan is something of a superstar in the gruelling sport of ultra running. He has made truly epic runs across many of the world’s most extreme climates including the Sahara Desert, Mount Everest, the Inca Trail, and the Amazon jungle. In 2002 he became the first runner in the world to run a marathon at both the North and South poles and in 2009 he was the first athlete to run seven consecutive marathons on seven continents in less than seven days.
Novice mountain climbers are urged to unleash their inner Bear Grylls and trek Mayo’s and Connacht’s highest peak to raise life-saving funds for people living in extreme poverty. Concern Worldwide, Ireland’s largest humanitarian aid agency helping people in countries like Syria and South Sudan, is urging people of all fitness levels and abilities to take on the 814 metre high Mweelrea. The climb is part of an annual mountain challenge called Climb4Concern, which sees adventurers climb some of the highest mountains in Ireland and the UK.
Two of the world’s best known mountaineers are visiting Galway this week. Guinness World Record holders, brothers Mingma and Pasang Sherpa, have between them climbed Mount Everest a total of 28 times, while Mingma Sherpa was the first Nepalise man to reach the summit of K2. The Sherpas hail from a renowned climbing family which consists of seven brothers who have climbed Everest a combined total of 54 times