[ Date: September 26, 2018 12:39 pm ]


Mayo Dark Sky Festival

2nd – 4th November 2018

Newport, Mullranny & Ballycroy, Co Mayo

Why not join in on the first Dark Sky Festival this November,with the ‘Friends of Mayo Dark Skies’ in Newport, Mulranny and Ballycroy hosting a three day feast of talks, workshops, walks and stargazing, to celebrate the many facets of our DARK SKY STORY.

Full list of events @ www.mayodarkskyfestival.ie

Sea to Summit

Saturday 10th November 2018                                        BOOK ACCOMMODATION NOW 

The adventure race is a unique event based in the adventure capital of Ireland, Westport. The race incorporates all the thrills that Westport has to offer; Croagh Patrick, Clew Bay, the Sheaffry Mountains and the new Greenway.

Westport Sea2Summit is organised and run by the Westport Plaza & Castlecourt Hotel Resort under the guidance of Race Director, Paul O ‘Brien of Boot Camp West.

There will be two separate races with three categories in both, which will include a mix of road running, cycling, and a mountain hike.

The Sea2Summit Spirit will cater for the participant that wants a challenge but has not taken part in adventure racing before. Duration time for the fastest will be 2.5 – 3hrs.

The Sea2Summit Supreme is for the participant who wants an extra challenge. The hike up and down the front face of Croagh Patrick (Murrisk) will hurt the legs and the back breaking ramps at the Maum climb will definitely test your bike and quad muscles.
Duration time for the elite athletes will be around 3.5hrs.
In these two races, there are 3 categories to choose from:

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The Rolling Book Festival

Dates to be confirmed

The Rolling Sun Book Festival, set in Westport, County Mayo, is a quirky boutique festival that indulges bookworms and connoisseurs of music, song and poetry.

Set in the shadow of the ancient spiritual mountain, Croagh Patrick, it evokes the many layers of Irish culture in the best bardic and poetic traditions.