The Administrator of Westport, Fr McDonnell is reminding people climbing Croagh Patrick, that due to the pandemic, the toilets at the top of the mountain are not open to the public.
The toilets have been closed throughout the pandemic, as it would simply not be possible for the Church, that owns the toilets, to keep them clean to the Covid 19 regulations required, he explained to Midwest News today.
FrCharlie is appealing to climbers to plan their climb.
The public toilets at the bottom of the mountain are open to the public.
He is urging people to be aware of the impact of litter and waste on the mountain, and on the water supply of homes in the village of Murrisk.
The Croagh Patrick stakeholders group is about to advertise for a path manager and work is due to get underway on enahancing the pathway on the mountain within the next number of weeks.
Fr McDonnell says its up to everyone to ensure that they leave no trace on the Holy Mountain.