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Long distance walker and writer, Dermot Breen (aka ‘The Man with the Camino Tattoo’), is about to embark on his third 1,000 kilometre trek in memory of his late wife, Jacqui, and to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. This time he is tackling the rugged Ireland Way, which stretches from Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula in Co Cork to Ballycastle on the North Antrim coast, a journey that will take him five to six weeks to complete.
In 2015, Dermot walked the entire Ulster Way around Northern Ireland and in 2016 he walked the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain. In 2017, he took a break from long distance walking to concentrate on writing and has since had two books published charting his physical and emotional journeys since he lost his beloved wife of 28 years to ovarian cancer in January 2015. He sets off on the Ireland Way on 20 June.
Help Dr. Tracy Fawns raise money for Team Be the Match through her athletic event because she is passionate about saving lives!
"I'm hiking across Ireland! I hope to set the fastest known through-hike of this trail by completing it in 30 days. Along the way, I want to help more patients with blood cancers, like leukemia or lymphoma, and other blood diseases, like sickle cell, find their bone marrow match. I start hiking on May 22, 2018. I hope to raise $1000, so more patients will get the bone marrow transplant needed to save their life." Your donation can add new potential marrow donors to the registry, assist patients with uninsured transplant costs and fund innovative research to improve transplant outcomes.
Watch out for construction work on Slí Gaeltach Mhuscraí in the mountain toward Gougane Barra. This is usually a lovely section with firm ground but currently is best avoided until the works have been completed.
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Worn out, battered, hungry and cold but euphoric, after running over 1000 kilometres of woodland, farmland, bog land and fourteen mountain ranges along The Ireland Way, was Dubliner Don Hannon who reached his final destination on the Beara Peninsula yesterday evening, Sunday 15th April. He was justly awarded with a Garda Escort into the Town Square in Castletownbere and a large gathering of supporters.
The 45-year-old, who lives in Sandyford in Dublin, undertook this arduous journey to raise organ donor awareness and this challenge was less than two years after he
Don Hannon will run the Ireland Way starting 31st March 2018 to raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation. Don saved his sister's life in July 2016 by giving her half of his liver. He now wants to highlight of the importance of having a Donor Card and his goal is to encourage one thousand people to get a Donor Card! You can follow Don's journey here:
The Ireland Way is delighted to be featured in the winter edition of Native Woodland Trust magazine and the December issue of Think Business magazine.
Starting on 30th October 2017 brothers Marc and Tom from Austria walked the Ireland Way and fundraised for the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in Dublin and Caritas in Austria. They completed the through-hike in 36 days.
Donate to the Capuchin Day Centre: EveryDayHero
Donate to Caritas, Austria: Caritas
Maysen Forbes completed the Ireland Way on 30 October 2017. As she walked, Maysen discussed her experience with mental health issues and raised over €2,000 for Mental Health Ireland. Well done Maysen!
This week on Monday 7th November two hikers from California began their journey on the Ireland Way. They have traversed the Caha mountians and today will cross over the Sheehy Mountains into Gougane Barra. You can follow their journey on Facebook or Instagram! (All photos taken by Kevin & Lorna)