The serious erosion on Croagh Patrick has caused concern in recent times. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council must “show leadership” and “find the funding” to repair and conserve Croagh Patrick. Speaking at a meeting of West Mayo Municip(...)

Unsightly and dangerously eroded gullies – they hardly qualify as paths – on the sides of Croagh Patrick are monuments to the failure of successive go(...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Minister of State for Sport and Tourism Michael Ring:  “After all, Croagh Patrick is an integral part of our spiritual sand cultural heritage and is very important for tourism.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Mayo County Council is to debate a repair and conservation plan for Croagh Patrick today amid safety concerns caused by the erosion of the mountain. (...)

People begin the climb at Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday morning. Gardaí say the annual pilgrimage has been cancelled due to bad weather. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Mountain rescue and first aid volunteers remain on duty on Croagh Patrick on Sunday as a steady stream of people ignored warnings and attempted the as(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

Pilgrims making their way up Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday, which occurs each July. Fr Tony King likened Croagh Patrick to “nature’s greatest cathedral of the west” and said it was “a national shrine of faith, culture and tradition”. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A retired parish priest has called for badly eroded sacred mountain Croagh Patrick to be declared off-limits for many activities until a proper conser(...)

The glistening white sands of Trá Geal on Inishbofin  could be straight out of a Greek islands holiday brochure
Go walk: Inishbofin

Getting to Inishbofin: The island lies off the Connemara coast. Ferries (€20 return) operate three times daily during pe(...)

Walk this way: allow for walking progress of about 20km per day

1. Just do it: no more dithering You’ve been thinking about it for yonks, telling friends you’re deffo going to do it. . . one day. “Just can’t see(...)

Sites to see along the St Patrick’s Camino

Two businessmen from both sides of the border have launched a new walking trail – the St Patrick’s Camino – in time for St Patrick’s Day. The self-gui(...)