Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ireland's Holy Mountain or the Hill of Lost Soles?

We had an incredible opportunity to do a small, trial amount of stone pitching on Ireland's spiritual home of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, at Croagh Patrick in county Mayo.

Although this was really hard work, we felt privileged to be asked to carry out the first real path repair project on Croagh Patrick and have an opportunity to work beside volunteers from the local community. We also had an opportunity to visit other parts of Mayo and Galway and had a great experience all round.

Oh, the reference to the Lost soles in the title is exacly that- when we were excavating we kept finding parts of shoes, casualties to the harsh and dangerous scree that awaits the ill-prepared in the footwear department!!