Category: Challenge Walks/Events

Take on the Wild Atlantic Way for Hospice this Autumn

This year’s Hospice Annual Autumn Walk will be heading to the breath-taking Horn Head route in Co. Donegal on Saturday 8th October.  Walkers will travel by coach from Southern Area Hospice to Dunfanaghy.  The guided walking route will take approximately 4-5 hours and cover 10kms of stunning scenery.  Walkers will be spoiled with the striking landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way and views of the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Ranges and the panoramic vista of Tory Island, Fanad Head and the Rossguill Read more [...]

Trail blazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Fighting Blindness has launched its sixth annual Glendalough Trail, taking place in Co. Wicklow on Saturday, October 31, at 11am. Open to all levels of fitness with 15.5km run and 10km jog/walk options. Over 300 embraced the challenge last year raising €17,000 to support research into finding cures and treatments for sight-loss. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers to join them in this off-road experience, and enjoy the magnificent scenery along the green forest trails Read more [...]

Make a difference and trek Northern Ireland’s highest peak on World Mental Health Day

This World Mental Health Day you can make a real and positive difference to the lives of people affected by depression by climbing Northern Ireland’s highest peak in Aware’s Slieve Donard Trek. By scaling the Mournes peak on Saturday, October 10 you will be helping to stamp out the stigma of depression as well as conquering your own amazing mountain challenge. Every penny raised will be used to help people affected by depression and educate our young people on mental wellbeing. Once Read more [...]

Torches at the ready for Cancer Focus NI Moonlit Walk!

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling all walkers to challenge themselves to trek to the top of the highest peak in Northern Ireland – in the dark! The Slieve Donard Moonlit Walk will take place on Friday 5th June and all money raised will go towards helping local cancer patients and their families. Jillian Wallace, Challenge Events Officer for Cancer Focus NI, says, “This is a great event for any keen walkers out there as well as people looking for a new and exciting challenge. The Read more [...]

Conquer the highest peak in each province in one weekend

Conquer the highest peak in each province in one weekend to raise awareness and much needed funds for SERVE’s development projects in Africa, Asia and South America. When? June 11th to June 14th 2015 Where? Conquer the highest peaks across the four provinces of Ireland; Carrauntoohil, Co. Kerry (1,038m) Mweelrea, Co. Mayo (814m) Slieve Dionard, Co. Down (925m) Lugnaquilla, Co. Wicklow (850m) Early Bird Offer! Apply before 1st March and Register 5 team members for the price Read more [...]

Take the Cara Bundoran Challenge 2015

Launched in 2010, The CARA Bundoran Challenge is now in its 5th successful year and is scheduled to take place for the weekend of 13th – 15th March 2015 in lovely Bundoran! Plenty of Time to get the running shoes on and get Training! Last year’s event attracted over 1,500 runners, joggers & walkers from all over Ireland and raised over €15,000 for The Marie Keating Foundation, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice & NYP Bundoran. For 2015 all funds raised will go to very worthy charities Read more [...]

Walk The Long Way Round

South Eastern Mountain Rescue Ireland are running a 15km Night Walk and Run starting and finishing in their new base at Haywood Road, Clonmel, County Tipperary. Open to over 18s, the event will take place on November 29th with all welcome to take part. Registration is €25 with proceeds going towards Mountain Rescue. Registration is available online at http://www.semra.ie/longwayround/ Read more [...]

Trailblazers trek Glendalough to fight blindness

Registration is now open for the Glendalough Trail run in aid of Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness The Glendalough Trail takes place in Laragh, Co. Wicklow on Saturday, November 1, at 11am. This is the fifth year of the Glendalough Trail, which offers a 15.5km run and a 10km jog/walk option. Fighting Blindness is calling on walkers, runners and joggers of all abilities to take part in this off-road challenge along stunning forest trails through the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Read more [...]