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One of the longest walking routes in Ireland, the Western Way, is being upgraded, rebranded, and relaunched in a bid to attract more visitors to the rural communities through which it passes.
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, where visitors can experience many of the wild and spectacular attractions of north west Mayo’s landscape, has launched a jam packed schedule of summer events.
A group of ultra-running athletes will attempt the monumental task of running the entire length of the Western Way trail.
The Galway Walking Club is currently accepting registration for the marathon and half marathon which takes place on Saturday August 13.
The Galway walking club will endure 26 miles in its annual marathon, with 20 counties being represented and participants from Poland, USA, Japan, and Germany.
The Galway Walking Club will hold its 12th annual marathon on the Western Way in Connemara on Saturday August 9. Registration will take place from 7am on the day at the Community Centre, Maum Bridge, Connemara before walkers are transported by bus departing at 8am sharp to the starting point approximately six miles west of Leenane at Our Lady of the Wayside Church.
Leenavesta is a serenely beautiful townland nestled at the foot of the Sheaffrey Hills between the well known towns of Westport and Louisbourg. Croagh Patrick stands guard to the north and the Owenmore River threads its way though the valley as it flows down to join the Erriff. This is superb fishing country. Salmon, brown trout, and sea trout are the main quarry, but the sea angler also has Clew Bay, famous for its beauty and its international sea angling competition, within a few minutes’ drive.