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Details of Croagh Patrick Heritage trail walking festival announced

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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 real St Patrick

He brought Christianity to Ireland, banished all the snakes and converted the masses using a shamrock….that's what we all know about St Patrick.

The Living Stream St Patrick's Day gig

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THE LIVING Stream, the 2015 IMRO Emerging Talent Award winners, known for their fresh take on Irish trad, will play Monroe's Backstage Bar on St Patrick's Night, Thursday March 17, at 9pm.

€6k damage to Mountain Rescue equipment on Reek Sunday

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Mayo Mountain Rescue, the voluntary organisation which responds to hundreds of call outs each year from people in distress or injured on mountains around the county, is currently counting the cost of last Sunday's annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage.

Mountaineering Ireland issues Reek appeal to protect ancient path

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Just days before an estimated 25,000 to 30,000 people are set to scale Ireland's 'holiest mountain' for Reek Sunday, strong calls have been issued to Mayo County Council to do more to protect the ancient pilgrimage site.

‘The mountain is just a way of thinking’

Next Sunday, the last Sunday in July, is Reek Sunday which celebrates the national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s Holy Mountain. Several thousands of people are expected to make the arduous climb, which can take over two hours to get to its summit. If it’s a clear day the views across Connemara, and along the coast line, are spectacular. If the climb is made in misty weather, then it becomes an adventure of another kind. Whatever the weather there is a real sense of camaraderie, and shared humanity; a feeling too that to take a few hours out of our busy lives, to concentrate on the effort of the climb, and support our fellow travellers, is ‘to experience a life time in miniature.’

An invitation to climb Croagh Patrick

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Sunday week, July 26, is Reek Sunday, or Garland Sunday or Garlic Sunday or even Crom Dubh Sunday, and I am sure there are many other names to describe the  famous pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick, when many thousands climb to its rocky summit.

Little Cinema to screen Patrick's Day

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TERRY MCMAHON, the director of the acclaimed Irish film Patrick's Day, is coming to Galway to attend a screening of the movie and take part in a Q&A with the public.

Westport man grateful for successful Reek fundraiser

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A Westport man, whose heartbreaking loss of both of his parents to brain tumours prompted him to organise a fundraiser on Croagh Patrick in their honour, says he is extremely grateful for the support he has received for his efforts to raise awareness about the condition.

Big entry expected for Westportif ‘Ring of the Reek’

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A big entry of more than 1,200 cyclists is expected for this year’s Westportif cycle, which takes place on Saturday July 18 to raise funds for local charity Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

 

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