Walking Croagh Patrick and Mayo
Dates: 2019 – April 12th – 14th
Pickup Location: Suffolk Street (Molly Malone) 09:30am- MAP
- 2 nights BB with breakfast staying Mill Times Hotel – Westport
- 3 course Evening meal
- Guided walk on Croagh Patrick – Ireland’s holiest Peak.
- Choice of walk or Cycle on Greenway
- Visit Achill Island
If you are making your own way down we will meet you at the Mill Times hotel for 14:00
We will be staying at the Milltimes Hotel in Westport, a great small vibrant town in County Mayo which is also known for being Ireland’s activity hub from great walks to Greenway cycle tracks and water sports. It is also close to Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holiest mountain and where St Patrick banished all the snakes from Ireland. Westport is also a very lively town with many restaurants, cafes and bars that you can enjoy some great live music in.
Croagh Patrick over looks Clew bay in Co. Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. It is from here that St. Patrick is said to have banished the snakes from Ireland in 441A.D. and spent 4The Greenway, Westport0 days and nights in prayer and fasting. The views across clew bay and it’s small islands are incredible and a real treat to enjoy from the summit.
It is a pilgrimage site of great importance in Ireland and is visited by thousands each year. On Reek Sunday the last Sunday in July people come from all over the world and up to take part in this walk and prayer with some even walking in their bare feet. (not recommended)
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