The days are longer, friends, so we can get outside ever more. Here are my events for this lovely spring month.
Sat April 9 – The Bangor Trail is a great, entirely off-road, centuries old animal moving trail that meanders through the Nephin Beg mountains, from Bangor in north Mayo down to the seaside town of Newport. We will walk part of it, in a loop that will take us maybe 4 hours. Come along if you like the wild outdoors. See here.
Sun, April 10 – Bring the kids along for 2 to 3 hours of outdoor fun. Orienteering at Moore Hall in south Mayo is great for getting the children out and having fun, with set tasks to achieve. Children love finding the markers to stamp their sheet with, as well as bring back leaves as required and a few more things from nature also. Best for children aged around 4 years and up, although you can comfortably push a buggie around the tracks at Moore Hall. See here.
Sat, April 23 – I am leading groups on two of the West of Ireland’s finest cliff-top walks this day. In the morning, we complete the truly superb loop at Carrowtigue (An Ceathrú Thaidhg), in far north-west Mayo’s Gaeltacht, with its stunning views of the Stags of Broadhaven, 3 km out in the North Atlantic. See here.
In the afternoon, we take in the beautiful Erris Head (Ceann Iorrais) loop, with its lovely views and remnants of neutral Ireland from World War II. See here.
Fri, April 29 thru Mon, May 2 –
The May bank holiday weekend means Cong Lakes Walks. This event is fast filling up, as it does each year. It’s three days of lovely walking around the lakes of Corrib and Mask, with excellent night time traditional music in the very good pubs of Cong village. For further information, see here.
Come to Mayo !