Walking Tóchar Phádraic 2017

Experience the living Mayo, because Mayo is always on the move !


Tochar Phadraig is an old pilgrim road running from Bullintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick. It is 35km long and winds through unspoiled countryside and pre-famine villages.

Walking on the Tochar Phadraig is a spiritual pilgrimage and a journey through Mayo’s heritage and history. Along the path everything, including stones, rocks, trees and streams, is permeated with pilgrims’ stories and gives walkers an unique experience.

The Tochar Phadraig is a mixture of roads and cross-country with a variety of terrains, and because much of the walk is over private land, pilgrims are asked to respect the property of landowners who generously allow people to access the walk.

There are five official walks organised by the Abbey in May, June, July, August and December.

Support and transport is provided along the route. and a ‘back up car’ and transport back to the Abbey is provided.

Here are the 2017 Tochar walks:

  • Easter Monday 17th April at 11 am, short walk (17km)

  • Saturday 27th May at 8.30 am (35km)

  • Saturday 24th June at 8.30 am (35km)

  • Reek Sunday 30th July at 8.30 am (35km)

  • Saturday 26th August at 8.30 (35km)

  • St. Stephen day 26th December at 11 am short walk (17km)