On Sunday September 12th between 60 and 70 people from Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin and surrounding areas gathered in Carlingford to walk the Cooley Mountains in aid of Rape Crisis North East. The walk was guided by Clodagh McKevitt of Anam Tours who gave of her time free of charge along with a number of volunteers. It was a fabulous day with enough visibility to see the Isle of Man and a perfect temperature to scale the heights. Clodagh was highly entertaining and also hugely interesting with her knowledge of the heritage and history of this fascinating area of Louth. The positive energy and buzz of enthusiasm was shared amongst the chatting walkers who relished the freedom to get together as a group outdoors for the social aspect and to raise money for our vital service. The electric green tee-shirts snaked up the mountain amongst the wild horses and curious sheep and the descent was via the deserted village, a pre-famine village with a sweat chamber to rid the hunters of their body odour before setting off to hunt. The day was rounded off with tea/coffee and sandwiches in the Foy Centre and all in all, the day was a great success.
We would like to thank:
- Graham Norton for designing our logo voluntarily
- Clodagh McKevitt and volunteers for giving their time to us so generously
- Foy Centre for accommodating us for our refreshments
- The Red Cross for providing us with reassurance (Gabriel and Zelda)
- Sponsors Matthews Bus, Dermot Lavery Solicitors and Cheetah Money
- All the participants for their contribution to the day and for their sponsors donations