2018 Hill Walk.
In 1998, the idea was mooted that a sponsored walk in the mountains might prove to be a good fundraiser. St Francis Hospice, Raheny was selected as the beneficiary, and the first walk took place to Lugnaquilla, the highest mountain in Ireland outside Co. Kerry.
Fast forward to 2018 and our 20th anniversary. The organisers decided to do something a little bit special to mark the occasion and so it was decided to travel to the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim. On the day 27 walkers travelled. We stopped for a short break at the Carrickdale Hotel in the morning and reached our destination just before noon. The walk itself was not too challenging, but, as it was the first visit to the site for many of the walkers, considerable time was taken on the causeway itself taking photos. Then it was on to the Organ, and back to the bus via the Shepherds' Path. On the way home we stopped again at the Carickdale for sandwiches and "refreshments"
Our thanks to the walkers, to Malahide Coaches, to the Carrickdale for their help and to Fiona and Mark of KBC Bank for their sponsorship.
Watch this space for news of the cheque presentation to St. Francis Hospice later on.
A slideshow of images from the day. Photos from Sheilagh, Cormac, Brian, Mary S, Michelle and Stephen.
You should be in good health and used to walking.
Wear suitable clothing ,warm socks and comfortable footwear (boots with ankle support preferably).
Take account of the prevailing weather conditions and, if necessary, bring a change of clothing/footwear for the return journey. Sunblock may also be required (with a bit of luck!)
Carry a backpack with liquid and a light lunch for one stop.
The organisers will carry a first aid kit but it is advisable to carry a couple of plasters and blister pads.
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