Details of Croagh Patrick Heritage trail walking festival announced

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Autumn Walking Festival is taking place over three days from September 23 to 25. This is an opportunity to get the walking boots on and enjoy the spectacular late summer views and walk this beautiful trail taking in the wild Mayo landscape, with spectacular views of Croagh Patrick along the way.

The event will be of benefit to body, mind and spirit and all in a good cause, this year the organisers are partnering Western Care Association in their 50th anniversary year. Walkers can register online at www.iregister.ie/autumnwalkingfestival or can register on the day.

On Friday September 23 a 20km walk from Balla to Ballintubber will take place, with registration from 9am in Balla Community Centre. The meeting point is at Corley's Pub in Ballintubber at 8.30am with walkers being transported to the starting point in Balla. On Saturday September 24 a 21km walk from Ballintubber to Aughagower will take place. Registration again is at Corley's Pub, Ballintubber at 9am, with the meeting point being Aughagower village at 8.30am, with walkers being transported back to the starting point in Ballintubber. The final walk of the festival will see walkers go from Aughagower to Murrisk, with registration at 9am in Aughagower Community Centre. The meeting point is Campbell's Pub in Murrisk at 8.30am with walkers being transported back to the starting point in Aughagower.

For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at (094 ) 9030687 or email [email protected]. There are also details on the website www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com

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