“Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick” is an annual fun walk and climb to raise funds for worthwhile charities fighting Neurological Diseases. This year’s event takes palace on 30 June 2018 and will include a stay in the Westport Plaza Hotel for two nights from 29 June. (Cost €199 per person sharing for 2 Nights BnB + 1 Dinner) See more info including contact details below**.
When we say climbing, its not vertical, no ropes, no scrambling, with a bit of care, its well within the reach of most people. However this year at the same time we will also have a 4Km or up to 11Km low level walk near Croagh Patrick for those who can’t or choose not to climb. On Sun July 1st some of the group taking part in the climb will be cycling from Achill to Westport (or Mulranny to Westport a shorter option) along the Greenway. This is an optional extra and a trial event for this year (limited places so please secure your ticket below).There will be clear safety guidance to those who register for the events.
To register for the climb or the walk or the cycle please click on the green ticket button above and select the relevant ticket. Also to book the dinner on Saturday night in the Wesport Plaza Hotel please click on the green ticket button above and select your option.
The event was initially organised by John Kelly and supported by his University classmates and work colleagues from Hanson Regan. The event has grown and attracted wider support from many great people who have been affected by Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s, Motor Neuron Disease & Dementia.
John’s motivation is to improve the availability of Neurological Disease Specialised Nursing Care after he witnessed the lack of such when close family members were in need. The number of Specialised Parkinson’s Disease Nurses has fallen recently from 5 to 3 for the whole country, the IMNDA has 3 nurses and there are none for Huntington’s Disease – making the need even more urgent and acute.
Once you register we would be most grateful if you would agree to seek sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues by setting up an idonate fundraising page. To do this simply follow the steps outlines in the ‘Fundraising Page Set Up’ section of our website:www.sunriseupcroaghpatrick.com
Friday June 29th
Join us for drinks in the Westport Plaza Hotel
Saturday June 30th
10:00 Climb Croagh Patrick Or Walk 5-12 Km, low level trail. All meet at the Car Park (see map) (Bring coins for parking)
Lunch in the Tavern Bar & Restaurant Murrisk (600m from the Croagh Patrick Car Park) when you finish (special rate available for participants and supporters)
Westport Plaza Hotel : For accomodation please see details below**
20:00 Dinner & Function (limited places) – Please join us for dinner and a good night of fun in the Wesport Plaza Hotel.Simply select one of the 2 types of Dinner ticket available when you click the green Ticket button on this page.
Note: select the first dinner ticket (free) if you have booked the Westport Plaza Hotel weekend package and want to use the dinner element for this function. The second Dinner ticket is for all others who wish to attend.
Sunday July 1st.
10:00 Cycle : On Sun July 1st some will be cycling from Achill to Westport 42.5 Km along the Greenway (Mulranny to Westport another shorter option c 23km). This is an optional extra for the weekend and a trial event for this year (limited places so book your ticket on the link above). Use your own bike or hire one for €25 from Westport Bike Hire on +353 (0) 86 088 0882. All details including 10am bus transfer from Westport to Achill / Mulranny will be given to those who register below.
Lunch and Depart.
** For room reservations at the Westport Plaza Hotel contact them directly (see contacts below), use ref # 223760 ; 2 Nights BnB + 1 Dinner €199 per person sharing, single supplement €35.
NB, Some may wish to stay at other venues; Westport is a very popular destination, We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.