A planning application has been made to Mayo County Council for approval to carry out restoration works and a sustainable access at Croagh Patrick.

The project, which is expected to take many years to complete, will address the issue of erosion on the mountain due to its regular use by pilgrims and climbers using the mountain for sporting and charity events.

The Croagh Patrick Stakeholders group has lodged the submission.

Martin Keating of Mayo county council is the chairman of the Croagh Patrick Stakeholders group and he says he’s delighted that this important milestone has now been reached.

He is encouraging the general public to take time to examine the works proposed on the mountain. The plan has been developed in partnership with the stakeholders and the best upland path expertise available.

The plans are available for inspection during normal office hours at Westport CiviC Offices, Aras an Chontae Castlebar, and Murrisk Development Association premises from today (Tues),  until Aug 20th.

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