Join Hilltop Treks for a great walk in the Coolies in aid of Barnardos Ireland. This is an evening time walk during the phase of the Full Moon. The walk will be a looped walk over Slieve Foye, the mountain overlooking the town of Carlingford. Views from this mountain are spectacular with the coastline all around us.
If ever there was a place designed for the hillwalker Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula must be it. Carlingford lies on the south side of Carlingford Lough with Slieve Foy as a spectacular backdrop. The mountains of Mourne sit on the other side of the Lough altogether giving Carlingford a very unique blend of natural beauty.
The area is also a land steeped in myth and legend with The Cattle-Raid of Cooley (Táin Bó Cúalnge). Queen Medb of Connaught gathers an army in order to gain possession of the most famous bull in Ireland, which is the property of Daire, a chieftain of Ulster. Because the men of Ulster are afflicted by a debilitating curse, the seventeen-year-old Cuchulain must defend Ulster single-handedly.
Slieve Foy is said to be the resting place of the great giant, Fionn Machuil. The shape of his body is said to be seen in the shape of the Mountain.
Itinerary of Walk:
Meetup at the Tourism Office in carlingford 5:30pm
Walk starts at 6pm
Slieve Foye Loop Walk
Estimated Time: 4hrs
Start and Finish: Carlingford Tourist Information Office
Terrain: minor roads, tracks, mountain path and open mountain
So come join Hilltop Treks on Saturday, September 29th for their Full Moon Walk followed by a relaxing BBQ with live music, it promises to be a great night for all!
Fundraising target of €100 per person.
All funds raised will help change the lives of children all over Ireland and keep crucial Barnardos services open.
If you wish to take part: Contact Robyn today on 01 7080456 or email Trek@Barnardos.ie to reserve your place now.
What to Bring
Wind / waterproof jacket
Socks Leggings / tracksuit bottoms ( not Jeans )
Head or Normal Torch.
An alternative route may be taken depending on group and weather. Walking boots and appropriate clothing are essential.