Castlebar is celebrating the 57th annual Castlebar International Four Day Walking Festival.

Flags and bunting along the streets and supportive window displays are to be seen throughout the county town to welcome the hundreds of international, national and local walkers to the event.

The festival was officially opened yesterday evening by the Castlebar Cathaoirleach - Donna Sheridan at the Mall.

Walkers have flown in for the four day festival from Germany, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan, UK, and the Czech Republic.

Each day, starting this morning there’s a 10k and 20k walk and a guided cross-county ramble.Our reporter Jack Ruddy was at the festival HQ this morning at the Ivy Tower Hotel as the walkers and ramblers set out for their first day of the event…

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