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St Patrick’s weekend will be celebrated from Friday March 15 to Monday March 18 in Westport, with festivities for all the family planned.
Last week, on a wet and windy day at the bottom of the Reek, the Mayo Mountain Rescue Team met with the staff of Mayo Volunteer Centre for a special photo shoot.
Ian McKeever from Wicklow died tragically at the age of 42 on Wednesday after he was struck by lightning while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. He had been leading a group which included at least 20 Irish people, on the mountain when the storm hit.
March 22 to March 24
Images of Mayo will be beamed into the homes of millions of Americans next spring, courtesy of Tourism Ireland. Filming for two different TV shows took place here recently, when Irish-American sisters and TV personalities Catie Keogh and Colleen Kelly – both based in Chicago visited with their crews.
The Mayo.ie photo competition is now in its final month and has attracted a wonderful response. Entries included photos of Smurfs on top of Croagh Patrick (maybe they were actually blue with the cold), amazing scenic shots from the length and breadth of County Mayo and beyond, and some highly unusual photographic compositions.
The last few weeks have been among the busiest in the history of Mayo Mountain Rescue Team. Team leader Mary Walsh noted that since Reek Sunday, at the end of July, to September 7, the team have responded to 14 call outs. “It is unprecedented in the history of the team that we have had such a concentration of call-outs in the last number of weeks,” she said. Similar sentiments were expressed by deputy team leader Declan Conway, who remarked that in all his years on the team, he had never seen such a demand for its services.
A gynaecologist in his forties who was based in Chicago died as he began climbing Croagh Patrick on Tuesday. Dr Thomas Connolly, who was accompanied with his wife, Dr Kim Connolly, and a number of others, collapsed and died at the statue of St Patrick as he started his ascent around midday.
The Tochar Phádraig Pilgrim Walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick will take place tomorrow, Saturday, departing the Abbey at 8.30am.