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Climb Croagh Patrick

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Laura BloomfieldPlans changed

I was due to be climbing the Reek today with family and friends but dueto unfortunate circumstances we didn’t get to Ireland planning a trip later in the summer! 11 months ago


Laura BloomfieldPlans changed

I was due to be climbing the Reek today with family and friends but dueto unfortunate circumstances we didn’t get to Ireland planning a trip later in the summer! 11 months ago


Laura BloomfieldPlan is to do this next June

Planning our next trip to Castlebar in June next year…...going to do the Reek :)

Any training tips for climbing a mountain?? 17 months ago


Laura BloomfieldPlan is to do this next June

Planning our next trip to Castlebar in June next year…...going to do the Reek :)

Any training tips for climbing a mountain?? 17 months ago


Laura BloomfieldCroagh Patrick for me

I have travelled home to Castlebar now for many years…..I call it home but I have never lived there. It is where my mother is from and I have fond memories (happy and sad) of my Granny, Aunts and cousins – I feel such love for the place and it makes me feel like I am travelling home when I visit.

Croagh Patrick has always towered over the West with its perfect triangle shape. I have heard stories of pilgrimage and climbs on Weddding days, on the day of a loved ones funeral and it holds a special challenge. I have never climbed it but I have photos and paintings of it.

I want to climb it before I am 40 – so I have two years to get Croagh Patrick fit.

So that is the next goal – get some mountain climbing experience before I am next back home….. 1 year ago


dp4jcRespect for my ancestors

I’ve been interested in my heritage as far back as I can remember and with the advent of the Internet it has made doing research so much easier. I would appear that one arm of my family were starved out of Ireland by the British back in the 1830’s. I early on in the year I visited Westport which was the last recorded place I have of my ancestors in Ireland. I was amazed to see a snowcapped mountain on the outskirts of town which I discovered to be Croagh Patrick. Croagh Patrick is a place of pilgrimage and one day I vow to return to climb the mountain as hommage to my ancestors.

Though my ancestors are recorded as having used Westport as a staging post to leave Ireland I am lead to believe they actually came from a village about 40 miles to the south east. Alas there is no further trace of them before Westport. 4 years ago


RkanjlUntitled

I’ll be there in just a few weeks, and I’m going to make the climb. Barefoot if I can!

ETA: Done, and done :) 5 years ago


Iris360Untitled

if my mom can do it i can too! it didnt look 2 hard! next time im in mayo, i will! 7 years ago


equinoxerlots of rocks

it wasnt as hard a climb as i thought it would be! 7 years ago


 

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