Fancy an outdoors adventure weekend to discover the wild and mysterious landscape of Mayo? Well, then, why not put on your walking boots and join in this year’s Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail on 9-11 March? And all of the proceeds raised from this weekend festival will be donated to Croí, the registered heart and stroke charity. 

The stunning 60km heritage trail, which will start on Friday 9 March in the town of Balla and finish on Sunday 11 March in the seaside village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Patrick, is being organised by Clogher Heritage Centre – a non-profit community-based organisation.

The guided walk costs €20 per day or €50 for all three days. Individuals, groups and clubs are all welcome to join the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail. The festival programme will include three days of moderate to hard guided walks, which will also include information on the local folklore and heritage sites.

Walkers will be transported from the meeting point to the start point of the trail each morning, so your personal transport will be at the end of the route each day. Water and refreshment stops along the way will be provided by local businesses and the communities through which the trail will pass.

To register for the event visit www.croi.ie/heritagetrail or you can register on the day. For further details contact Brendan Murphy, Pauline Dixon or Jane O’Grady at Clogher Heritage Centre on 094-9030687; email: [email protected] or visit www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com