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Croagh Patrick climb to raise funds for youth mental health

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A call has been issued for communities throughout Mayo, including public representatives, to sign up for a climb of Croagh Patrick, taking place tomorrow, Saturday July 20, to help raise funds for Jigsaw, the youth mental health charity.

Trial path work successful on Croagh Patrick summit

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Croagh Patrick Stakeholders Group Members have completed an evaluation process of the trial path work undertaken on Croagh Patrick in recent weeks.

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.

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.

St Patrick's Drama group presents Stolen Child

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St Patrick's Drama Group in Westport is busy rehearsing Stolen Child by Yvonne Quinn and Bairbre Ni Caoimh. The play concerns a daughter's search for her mother, when she hires a detective she has no idea what is ahead of her. This gripping play uncovers life in an orphanage, forced adoption, but also friendship and loyalty.

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.

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.

Take to the trails this month with the Croagh Patrick Walking Festival

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The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Autumn Walking Festival is taking place over three days from Friday September 23 and Sunday September 25. So make a note on your calendar as 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.

 

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