Our Away Trip this Autumn is the weekend of the 2-4 th of October, and our destination is the beautiful village of Leenane about a half hour’s drive south of Westport at the head of Killary Harbour.
Our walks/routes will depend on who is with us, but the aim would be for at least one group to take in the summit of Mweelrea, (in Irish,“Cnoc Maol Reidh”, meaning “smooth bald hill”), it is the highest mountain in Connaught at 814 metres and the 16th highest in Ireland.
For anyone who has been with us on our previous Away Trips this will complete your climb of the highest peak in each of the 4 Provinces: Slieve Donard in Ulster, Lugnaquilla in Leinster, Carrauntoohil in Munster and now Mweelrea in Connaught.
If the previous Away Trips are anything to go by, you will be guaranteed good craic, good company and a cracking walk. The cost is the same as in previous years, €200 per person sharing, for 2 nights B&B, 2 evening meals and bus, including transport to the starting point for those climbing Mweelrea. An additional charge of €20 will apply to anyone wanting single room occupancy. As always bus places will be limited and at a premium, so they will be filled on a first fully paid up basis after which people will have to make their own arrangements.
For non walking partners check out the hotel website for suggestions of things to do in area, but be aware we are staying in a remote area and you may need to organise taxi/ transport.
for more information about Leenane, there is also a useful map showing exactly where the village is located. We will be staying in the Leenane Hotel – http://leenanehotel.com
Deposits need to be paid asap, €50 /person, (non refundable), final payment must be made by beginning of September.. Remember names on a list don’t count unless accompanied by payment!!!