The public toilets at the carpark in Murrisk , at the base of Croagh Patrick are a disgrace, according to local Independent councillor Christy Hyland.

The councillor raised his concerns over the facility at the monthly meeting of West Mayo Municipal District.

He called on the council to update the facilities, describing the present building as something like you would see in a prison back in the 1960s.

In addition councillor Hyland called for a counter system, similar to that operated by Mayo county council on Croagh Patrick, be installed at the Famine Monument across the road from the Murrisk carpark, in an attempt to quantify the number of visitors to the site.

Councillor Hyland told Midwest News today that  the present public toilet facility at Croagh Patrick is not acceptable considering up to 120,000 people climb the holy mountain annually.

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