Taking place on Saturday, June 28th, the Clare Island Annual Charity Walk provides a great opportunity to visit the idyllic Clare Island, County Mayo and experience the beauty and scenery of the island and Clew Bay. Recently shortlisted as one of the five finalists in the Best Place to Go Wild in Ireland by the Irish Times “You won’t find a better location to be in tune with Mother Nature and her elements. The island has the perfect natural features for almost every outdoor activity. Barring the presence of electricity and motors, Clare Island has changed little in 100 years. Activity- oriented: from guided walks to horse whispering, to snorkelling and nature-friendly, it has all the qualities of a ‘wild’ destination but with amenities to suit all travellers.”
There will be several routes taken to various points on the Island, each led by one of the organising committee. None of them will be more than 10km … You can do as much or as little of any of the routes as you like, and you can also bring a bicycle if you so wish!! The Island Community will host a reception for all participants before they take the ferry back to the mainland.
The Cause – Western Care Association
Western Care is a community based organisation that provides support to more than one thousand children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their families throughout County Mayo – see www.westerncare.com for further details
Cost: €50 per person or via Sponsorship raised for Western Care Association (minimum €50) – this includes Free bus transfer from Newport, Castlebar and Westport, free ferry crossing and refreshments.
Bus Transfer: Newport 8.30am; Castlebar: 9.15am; Westport: 9.45am; Roonagh Pier: 10.15am
Assembly / Registration: Roonagh Pier from 10am
Ferry: Outward: 10.45am; Return: 4.45pm
Online Registration: www.iregister.ie/clareislandwalk2014
Further information and sponsorship cards available from:
Joe Brett, Western Care Association, John Moore Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
P: 094 9029136/144