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Westport invites you to Get Out There

Westport’s Get Out There Festival 2012


From Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 27, Westport will be encouraging everyone to “get out there” and try a wonderful range of sporting activities. Events announced so far for the Get Out There festival include the Tagged in Westport tag rugby tournament, The Great Western Greenway 10k, outdoor gym sessions, family walks and cycles on the Great Western Greenway, zorbing, laser clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding and a Walk Your Pet charity event. More events will be added to the packed schedule in coming weeks.


Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19

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Tag Rugby Weekend League

Team registration is €299.00 per team and individual registration is €35.00 per person which includes:

  • BBQ on Friday night in C2 Niteclub and Entertainment & Games
  • Registration for Event on Saturday
  • Buffet, prizegiving and Entertainment on Saturday night

The Event

  • The Captain or a member of the team must register on Friday night
  • Event kicks off at 11am on Saturday morning
  • Teams are made up of a minimum 9 players with at least 3 women
  • Games are 10 minutes aside and each team is guaranteed 4 games
  • The event will consist of tag teams of all levels and playing abilities
  • If you do not have a full team, you can register individually and we will put you into a team

More information on the Tagged in Westport website


Sunday, May 20

Family Greenway Walks and Cycles

Try out The Great Western Greenway – Family Challenges.


Monday, May 21

Primary Schools Cycle Skills

Mayo Sports Partnership and Mayo Road Safety Finale and presentation

Westport Skate Park, 11.00 am

Outdoor Gym Sessions

Demonstration of outdoor fitness equipment led by qualified fitness instructor from Westport Leisure Park

Greenway Fitness Park, 1.00 pm


Tuesday, May 22

Inter-Schools Splash ’n’ Dash Relay Event

Teams of 3 from Primary Schools in the area compete a swimming challenge followed by a relay/obstacle run

Westport Leisure Park, 10.30am

Entry  Forms and details from Westport Leisure Park +353 98 29160

An Post Rás – Stage Finish

The An Post Rás is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland. The race is Ireland’s number one cycling event and this year it starts on May 20 and finishes on May 27.

The epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since. It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class cycling action to towns and villages nationwide.

The Rás has a worldwide reputation of being a gruelling challenge in the elite international calendar. The open racing style allows amateur county and club riders to pit themselves against domestic and international professionals.

An Post Rás – Gort to Westport Stage Finish, Mill Street, 2.00pm

More information on the An Post Rás website

Westport Tri-Club Aquathlon

Westport Harbour, 7.30pm


Wednesday, May 23

An Post Rás – Stage Start

Westport to Bundoran, 11.00 am

Mayo Lions Club Charity Cycle


Outdoor Gym Sessions

Demonstration of outdoor fitness equipment led by qualified fitness instructor from Westport Leisure Park

Greenway Fitness Park, 11.00am


Thursday, May 23

Toddlers Tricycle

Let your Toddlers experience the Greenway and meet Minnie Mouse and Dora along the route

Westport Quay entrance to the Greenway, 7.00pm


Friday, May 25

Outdoor Gym Sessions

Demonstration of outdoor fitness equipment led by qualified fitness instructor from Westport Leisure Park

Greenway Fitness Park, 7pm


Saturday, May 26

Gloucester Rotary Club CF Fundraising Climb of Croagh Patrick


Great Western Greenway 10k

Registration: 11.30am to 1.00pm  at Westport Leisure Park

Event Start 2pm – transport to the starting point will be provided

Finish at St Marys Crescent, Westport

Presentation and entertainment at Westport Leisure Park

Cost: €20 includes t-shirt, chip timing, refreshments etc

More information and registration forms on the Mayo Sports Partnership website or contact Anne Ronayne on +353 94 904 7025

Activities on The Mall

The Adventure Islands are providing sit on top canoes and stand-up paddle-boarding, sailing in their new pico boats and archery

The Mall, 1pm

Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting

Westport Leisure Park, 1pm

Outdoor Adventure Activities at Westport House

Adventure West invites you try zorbing. and the brand-new 270m zip wire

Westport House, 1pm


Sunday, May 27

Walk your Pet Charity Event

Walk your pet on The Greenway and make a donation to help an animal charity.

The Fairgeen, 2.30pm

More information from The Lodge Vet Hospital website or telephone +353 98 26006


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