Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Next Saturday, July 4, the 53rd Castlebar International Four Days’ Walks should have been taking place.

The long-running festival was among many cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic but organisers plan to mark the occasion with a socially distanced 10km walk in Castlebar.

“We are asking you to join us on July 4, wherever you are in the world, to have a 10km walk to remember Castlebar and all the wonderful years we have walked together. We ask you to post your photos on our Facebook page and tag as many people as possible. Anyone that does their own walk and posts their photos, will receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’ in this special event,” said festival chair Elaine Devereux

“We realise that many of our walkers who have supported us throughout the years will be disappointed by the cancellation of the Walks. We want you to know that, here in Castlebar, the organisers and volunteers and indeed the people of the town are also very sad. Of course, the walking is important but most of all we will miss the talking and the storytelling, not to mention the dancing! So, let’s celebrate the light at the end of this tunnel – put on your hi-vis vest, pack your lunch, and join us on Saturday, July 4 and raise a glass to walkers all over the world,” she added.

Walkers enjoying last year’s Castlebar International Four Days Walks. Picture: Ken Wright



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