“Sunrise Up Croagh Patrick” is an annual get-together of friends who climb Croagh Patrick or walk nearby, have a super time & raise funds for worthwhile charities fighting Neurological Diseases. This year’s event takes palace on 30 June 2018 and we will be staying 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 5Km and 12Km low level walk near Croagh Patrick for those who can’t or choose not to climb. On Sun July 1st some of us will be cycling from Achill to Westport along the Greenway. This is an optional extra and a trial event for this year (limited places).We will be providing 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.
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)
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 42.5 Km ; Cycle Achill to Westport Greenway (Trial Event; limited places). (Bring a picnic)
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.