Annual Pilgrimage to Máméan

The annual Summer/Autumn pilgrimage to Máméan Mountain in the Maamturk Mountains will take place on Sunday, August 2nd. Turas na Croise, the Traditional Stations of the Cross will begin at 3.00 pm. Caoineadh na dTrí Muire will be sung in the sean-nós style. Mass will follow immediately afterwards. Bishop Brendan Kelly of Achonry diocese will be chief celebrant this year. All are welcome to attend. Mamean is on the Western Way route and is in the Maamturk mountains between Leenane and Recess. It is not too difficult a climb. From the Recess side it takes about 45 minutes to climb at a very easy-going pace. It is not nearly as difficult as Croagh Patrick and is a suitable walk for all the family!

Directions: the main entrance to the mountain is between Maam Cross and Recess. Coming from Galway turn off to the right and go down that road about 5 km. There is a car park there and the climb takes about 30 minutes to 45, depending on levels of fitness.

Beidh oilithreacht bliantúil go Máméan ar siúl ar an 2ú Lúnasa i mbliana. Beidh Turas na Croise ag 3.00 in agus Aifreann díreach ina dhiaidh. Sé an tEaspag Breandán Ó Ceallaigh a bheas mar phríomh ceiliúraí i mbliana. Fáilte roimh chuile dhuine!

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