Apr
22
Mon
Darkness Into Light Clifden Registration @ Supervalu Clifdenl
Apr 22 all-day

Registartion will take place at Supervalu Clifden on Saturday April 22nd and online shortly.

The 3rd Darkness Into Light Clifden Walk / Run will take place on Saturday May 6, 2017. Leaving from Clifden Town Hall at 04.15am following the route up Sky Road, down to Clifden Beach and along Clifden Bay back to the Town hall where there will be refreshments.

The good people of Clifden will watch the sun rise on behalf of Pieta House on May 6th! Surrounded by rugged mountains and breathtaking scenery, the coastal town in the heart of Connemara was the landing spot for Alcock and Vickers after their journey from Newfoundland and Darkness Into Light, although shorter in distance, will be no less significant in importance.

For more information about Darkness Into Light Clifden, please email Tom McEvoy at diltommcevoy@gmail.com, phone 093 25587 or, alternatively, visit their Facebook page.

Day: Saturday
Date: May 6th
Distance: 5km circuit
Time: 4.15am
Starts/finishes at The Town Hall

Important Information:

1. You MUST print your receipt and bring it on the morning to pick up your t-shirt.
2. Late registration on the morning does not guarantee a t-shirt.
3. Please arrive by 4am. Please also allow time for parking.
4. Bring your torch.
5. Please respect traffic wardens and follow any instructions on arrival.
6. Please place any litter in bins provided.
7. There will be no storage for personal items during event, so please come ready to walk/run.

Apr
23
Tue
Connemara International Marathon
Apr 23 all-day

The Connemara International Marathon is one of the world’s most scenic events, set in the dramatic scenery of the west of Ireland. growing in numbers each year from 73 runners to our sell out point, in excess of 3,000 runners. Connemarathon will take place on Sunday 23rd April 2017. We look forward to meeting you!

The event comprises of half, full and ultra (39.3 mile) marathons. Participants will enjoy some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery as they meander through bogs, hills, lakes, and the twelve pins mountain range, rising up over the great expanse of Killary Lough, through the sleepy village of Leenane, around the Maam Turk Mountains and all the way up to Maam Cross.

The Connemarathon attracts runners and walkers from all over the world. In 2014 participants came from 28 countries to experience the stunning course. Our international participants enjoy a warm Irish welcome along with the sense of comradeship on the route and the unmistakable buzz of the day. No other sporting event gives people such a taste of Ireland and its highlights.

Apr
26
Fri
Clifden Friday Market @ Clifden Market Square
Apr 26 all-day

Every Friday morning, the town of Clifden comes alive to the sounds of rattling metal poles, the popping of tents and the chatter of the street traders that all come together to form the farmers’ market on the aptly named Market Square.

The Clifden Farmer’s Market has a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.

Apr
27
Sat
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart
Apr 27 all-day
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart

There sheep sale is held every Saturday and begins at 11am. They have large amounts of blackface sheep and crossbreds with few texels, suffolks, etc. They pride ourselves with having large amounts genuine Connemara/Mayo mountain sheep. The sheep sale is on Saturdays all year around.

They hold  weekly cattle sales on Saturdays after the sheep sales at approximately 12:30 pm. Maam Cross Mart pride themselves in having genuine cattle from North Mayo to South Connemara and beyond.  Cows lead our sale, followed by bulls, heifers and heifer weanlings, bullocks, and bull weanlings. As the year goes on and numbers get bigger, they move the cattle sale to Monday evenings. This usually occurs in late July.

Monthly horse sales from April to December. Maam Cross stands as the gateway to Connemara and as such, we have genuine Connemara pony for sale. The Connemara breed is world renowned and has a great reputation and being located where we are, we have our sale on the first Friday of every month starting April 6th. Limited lots on the day so please fill an entry form in advance. (Text taken from http://www.maamcrossmart.com/)

May
3
Fri
Clifden Friday Market @ Clifden Market Square
May 3 all-day

Every Friday morning, the town of Clifden comes alive to the sounds of rattling metal poles, the popping of tents and the chatter of the street traders that all come together to form the farmers’ market on the aptly named Market Square.

The Clifden Farmer’s Market has a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.

May
4
Sat
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart
May 4 all-day
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart

There sheep sale is held every Saturday and begins at 11am. They have large amounts of blackface sheep and crossbreds with few texels, suffolks, etc. They pride ourselves with having large amounts genuine Connemara/Mayo mountain sheep. The sheep sale is on Saturdays all year around.

They hold  weekly cattle sales on Saturdays after the sheep sales at approximately 12:30 pm. Maam Cross Mart pride themselves in having genuine cattle from North Mayo to South Connemara and beyond.  Cows lead our sale, followed by bulls, heifers and heifer weanlings, bullocks, and bull weanlings. As the year goes on and numbers get bigger, they move the cattle sale to Monday evenings. This usually occurs in late July.

Monthly horse sales from April to December. Maam Cross stands as the gateway to Connemara and as such, we have genuine Connemara pony for sale. The Connemara breed is world renowned and has a great reputation and being located where we are, we have our sale on the first Friday of every month starting April 6th. Limited lots on the day so please fill an entry form in advance. (Text taken from http://www.maamcrossmart.com/)

May
6
Mon
Darkness Into Light Clifden @ Clifden Town Hall
May 6 @ 11:45 pm – May 7 @ 6:15 am

The 3rd Darkness Into Light Clifden Walk / Run will take place on Saturday May 6, 2017. Leaving from Clifden Town Hall at 04.15am following the route up Sky Road, down to Clifden Beach and along Clifden Bay back to the Town hall where there will be refreshments. Registartion will take place at Supervalu Clifden on Saturday April 22nd and online shortly.

The good people of Clifden will watch the sun rise on behalf of Pieta House on May 6th! Surrounded by rugged mountains and breathtaking scenery, the coastal town in the heart of Connemara was the landing spot for Alcock and Vickers after their journey from Newfoundland and Darkness Into Light, although shorter in distance, will be no less significant in importance.

For more information about Darkness Into Light Clifden, please email Tom McEvoy at diltommcevoy@gmail.com, phone 093 25587 or, alternatively, visit their Facebook page.

Day: Saturday
Date: May 6th
Distance: 5km circuit
Time: 4.15am
Starts/finishes at The Town Hall

Important Information:

1. You MUST print your receipt and bring it on the morning to pick up your t-shirt.
2. Late registration on the morning does not guarantee a t-shirt.
3. Please arrive by 4am. Please also allow time for parking.
4. Bring your torch.
5. Please respect traffic wardens and follow any instructions on arrival.
6. Please place any litter in bins provided.
7. There will be no storage for personal items during event, so please come ready to walk/run.

May
10
Fri
Clifden Friday Market @ Clifden Market Square
May 10 all-day

Every Friday morning, the town of Clifden comes alive to the sounds of rattling metal poles, the popping of tents and the chatter of the street traders that all come together to form the farmers’ market on the aptly named Market Square.

The Clifden Farmer’s Market has a wide variety of producers selling their fresh produce to the general public. Be sure to arrive early, as most of the produce and stalls are gone by noon There’s a good selection of organic vegetables, homemade breads, pies, herbs, fruits, flowers, plants and some clothing.

May
11
Sat
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart
May 11 all-day
Maam Cross Sheep and Cattle Mart

There sheep sale is held every Saturday and begins at 11am. They have large amounts of blackface sheep and crossbreds with few texels, suffolks, etc. They pride ourselves with having large amounts genuine Connemara/Mayo mountain sheep. The sheep sale is on Saturdays all year around.

They hold  weekly cattle sales on Saturdays after the sheep sales at approximately 12:30 pm. Maam Cross Mart pride themselves in having genuine cattle from North Mayo to South Connemara and beyond.  Cows lead our sale, followed by bulls, heifers and heifer weanlings, bullocks, and bull weanlings. As the year goes on and numbers get bigger, they move the cattle sale to Monday evenings. This usually occurs in late July.

Monthly horse sales from April to December. Maam Cross stands as the gateway to Connemara and as such, we have genuine Connemara pony for sale. The Connemara breed is world renowned and has a great reputation and being located where we are, we have our sale on the first Friday of every month starting April 6th. Limited lots on the day so please fill an entry form in advance. (Text taken from http://www.maamcrossmart.com/)

May
12
Sun
Darkness Into Light, Connemara
May 12 @ 4:15 am – 6:15 am
Darkness Into Light, Connemara

From 400 people at the first Darkness Into Light in 2009 to 180,000 people last year, DIL has become a movement in more ways than one across Ireland and all over the world.
Local Venues all on Saturday 12th May 2018 at 4.15am
Allow extra time for parking., participant must have a torch for health and safety reasons, isit: dil.pieta.ie for details & Pre-registration

An Cheathrú Rua: Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin, An Cheathrú Rua
Cashel: Cashel Rugby Club, Cashel
Clifden: The Town Hall, Clifden
Inishbofin: Inishbofin Community Centre, Inishbofin Island
Oughterard: Community Center Oughterard

Important Information:

1. You MUST print your receipt and bring it on the morning to pick up your t-shirt.
2. Late registration on the morning does not guarantee a t-shirt.
3. Please arrive by 4am. Please also allow time for parking.
4. Bring your torch.
5. Please respect traffic wardens and follow any instructions on arrival.
6. Please place any litter in bins provided.
7. There will be no storage for personal items during event, so please come ready to walk/run.