Familiar images from Castlebar walking festival's road routes, day one
THE first day of the 53rd annual Castlebar International Four Days Walks would have taken place today if the Covid-19 pandemic had not caused such disruption worldwide.
While the organisers were left with no option but to cancel the event, the decision caused great disappointment in the hearts of so many people who love participating every year because of its unique atmosphere and friendly faces.
So, as a loyal supporter of the festival for many years, The Connaught Telegraph dispatched a reporter to capture some of the familiar images of day one of the road walks for those missing the event so much.
Starting at Sion Hill, it's a lovely trek through the scenic districts of Ardvarley, Tawneyshane, Conloon, Derrylahan, Burren and Sarnaught on the outskirts of the county town, which has so many beautiful walks for local people to enjoy all year round.
Tomorrow, our reporter will head out on the rural roads of Snugboro, Derryharriff, Graffa, Glenisland and Tawnycoolawee and file a similar report with images from the route.
Hope you enjoy them all.