Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival

Festivals in County Mayo in the West of Ireland


March 2017

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival is a three days guided walking festival along a 61km route on the Croagh Patrick Heritage trail including moderate to hard walking.

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is one of the most beautiful trails to walk in the country and is an accredited National Way Marked Way. The Trail passes through boreens, minor roads, small sections of woodland, historical houses and archaeological remains and it reaches the villages of Ballintubber, Killavally and Aghagower heading towards the final destination: Murrisk and Clew Bay.

The Festival takes place from 10th March to 12th March 2017 starting from the town of Balla westwards to Croagh Patrick in Murrisk.

On Friday participants will walk the first 20km long section of the trail from Balla to Bullintubber. The meeting point is in the car park in Ballintubber at 8.30 am sharp and they will be transported by bus to the starting point in Balla.

On Saturday the second 21 km long walk from Ballintubber to Aughagower will take place. The meeting point is the car park near the church in Aughagower Village. Participants will be transported to Ballintubber by bus.

On Sunday walkers will enjoy the last 21km long walk from Aughagower to Murrisk. The meeting point is in Murrisk, everyone will be be transported to Aughagower.

Also walkers will hear the local myths and legends from experienced guides along their way.

Following a track in the beautiful Brackloon Woods the Trail meets the well known path to Croagh Patrick Mountain near Murrisk where it finishes.

For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at 094 9030687.