One of the most beautiful trails to walk in the country is the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail; this 61km trail extends from the village of Balla in central Mayo to the beautiful village of Murrisk which is nestled at the foot of Croagh Patrick. The trail which is an accredited National Way Marked Way passes through deciduous woodland and across rolling fields and raised bog.

On the weekend of March 10th, 11th and 12th we at the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail are having our annual walking festival, this year we are in conjunction with Mayo Roscommon Hospice who will receive all proceeds, cost is €20 for 1 day and €50 for all 3.


Walkers can register online at

Route & Distance

Friday 10th March – Balla to Ballintubber (20 km).
Registration 9.00am in Balla Community Centre.
Meeting point is the car park in front of Corley’s Pub, Ballintubber at 8.30 am sharp
(everyone will be transported to the starting point in Balla).

Saturday 11th March – Ballintubber to Aughagower (21km).
Registration 9.00am in Corley’s Pub Ballintubber
Meeting point is Aughagower Village at 8.30 am, parking at church.
(everyone will be transported to Ballintubber by bus)

Sunday 12th March Aughagower to Murrisk (21km).
Registration 9.00am Aughagower Community Centre Tea/Coffee.
Meeting Point Murrisk, Campbells Pub. 8.30am sharp, transport to Aughagower.


 For further information contact the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail office at 094 9030687 or email there are also details on our website