Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival 2024

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Festival will take place on Saturday, April 27th in aid of Croí Heart and Stroke. The festival will include a one day guided or self-guided walk along the final section of the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail, from Aghagower to Murrisk, a distance of 20 kilometres. The registration cost is €25.

Transport will be provided from Murrisk, where ample parking is available, to our starting point at Aghagower community centre.

A variety of accommodation is available in the villages along the trail – see

Booking for accommodation should be carried out independently.

The trail is at the heart of rural West Mayo, it includes many outstanding heritage & historical sites and many features of great natural beauty. Services such as accommodation, food & transport links are available in all of the villages along the route.

Linear Trail: Aghagower – Murrisk

Overall Total Distance: 20 km

Level Difficulty: (Moderate/Strenuous). From Aughagower to Skeilp is Moderate. From Skeilp to Murrisk is Strenuous.

Highest point: 310m

Terrain: Woodland, Bog, Forestry, Fields, Boreens & Minor Roads, Mountain tracks with Spectacular rural & coastal views.

Minimum Gear:  Trekking Boots, rain gear, snacks & fluid.

Map Reference: OS Discovery Sheet 31, 38 & 30.

Services: Services available in all of the villages along the route.


  • 8.15 Assemble in Murrisk car park at the foot of Croagh Patrick
  • 8.30 Bus transport to Aghagower Community Centre for tea, coffee and registration.
  • 9.30 Our walk will commence
  • 11.30 onward: Refreshements/lunch at Brackloon National School
  • 16.00 0nward: Arrive in Murrisk where refreshments will be on offer

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

Clogher Community Centre

Claremorris, Co. Mayo,

Republic of Ireland.

Telephone: +353 (0)94 9360891


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