The Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival will take place over the weekend of Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May 2016 to mark the 22nd anniversary of the
Bishopstown Hillwalking Club with walks in the Galty and Knockmealdown Mountains.
Event Centre Kilbeheny Community Association.
Proceeds to SEMRA.
Further details at www.bishopstownhillwalkingfestival.net/
Bishopstown Hillwalking Festival Sat 21st and Sun 22nd May 2016
Killarney's Ultimate High Peaks Challenge 9th July 2016
Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and unique 1 day event in which participants will self navigate their way along a pre-planned route across the highest mountain range in Ireland – The majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. During the course of this memorable day participants will trek over 25km of wild and rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of Ireland’s highest summits with a total height gain of almost 2500 metres.
This is not a race but a challenge event where participants will test their personal navigational skills, fitness, determination and stamina… Have you got what it takes?!?!?!
Numbers are strictly limited for this event and they are flying in so book early to avoid disappointment!
The Wicklow Way Challenge (Saturday 28th May 2016) - Peter McVerry Trust’s The Long Walk Home Series 2016
The Wicklow Way Challenge (Saturday 28th May 2016)
Join Peter McVerry Trust on our one day Long Walk Home challenge as we take on part of The Wicklow Way.
Beginning in Marlay Park we will wander through the delightful surroundings of the park before beginning the walk’s first ascent towards the Dublin Hills. Passing Kilmashogue, Fairy Castle and Tibradden Mountains the trail descends to reach the Glencullen Road. On crossing the Glencullen River our hike then ascends towards Prince Williams Seat followed by a descent to the Enniskerry Road, directly north of Knockree Hill. After the walk we will head to Johnnie Fox’s Pub for a bite to eat and a chance to relax before heading back to Marlay Park (by bus!).
Registration Fee: €50
Fundraising Target: €100
Includes: Transport from Knockree to Marlay Park and a guide for the walk followed by soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee.
Time: 7 hrs
If you are interested in joining us on these walks to help raise funds for Peter McVerry Trust, please contact our fundraising office on 01 823 0776 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get further information.
South Leinster Way Challenge (Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May 2016) -Peter McVerry Trust’s The Long Walk Home Series 2016
South Leinster Way Challenge (Saturday 30th April – Sunday 1st May 2016)
Part of the European E8 Walking route, this year Peter McVerry will take on the South Leinster Way. We will travel along the banks of the River Nore, across country roads and through several hills. Crossing the slopes of Mount Brandon, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery, the Long Walk Home will see you discovering the majestic countryside of Kilkenny. Beginning at Mullinavat and finishing in Graiguenamanagh, this 46km trail is the perfect challenge for a seasoned walker.
Day 1 (Saturday 30th April 2016) – Mullinavat to Inistioge (30km Approx.)
Our journey will begin in Mullinavat and we will travel over several hills through the forest roads until we reach the banks of the River Nore. Following the river as it curves through the land, we will make our way to the beautiful and historic village of Inistioge with sites including the Augustinian Priory and St. Columcille’s Well. In recent years, Inistioge has also witnessed the development of the film making industry in Ireland. Famous films shot here include Widow’s Peak and Circle of Friends. Tonight we will stay at Brandon House Hotel, Co. Wexford.
Day 2 (Sunday 1st April 2016) – Inistioge to Graiguenamanagh (16km Approx.)
Our adventure continues as we leave Inistioge and make our way to Graiguenamagh, crossing through the slopes of Mount Brandon by a series of forest walks, taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. We make our way down and into the town of Graiguenamagh where the Cistercian Duiske Abbey in Ireland can be found and Crushendale woollen mills which is one of Ireland’s oldest woollen mills still operating today.
Brandon House Hotel is a beautiful Manor House situated in Co. Wexford. Renowned for its spa, Solas Croí Spa, Brandon House Hotel offers the perfect location for a night of relaxation after a challenging day. You will arrive at the hotel by bus. After dinner the evening is free for you to have a drink in the residence bar or unwind in your room. Breakfast will be served in the restaurant before we check out and resume our journey.
Fundraising Target €400
Includes: Coach transfers, lunches and a one night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast at Brandon House Hotel.
Time: 2 days
If you are interested in joining us on these walks to help raise funds for Peter McVerry Trust, please contact our fundraising office on 01 823 0776 or email email@example.com to get further information
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