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Cork Walking WeeK

 About Cork Walking Week Cork Walking Week Saturday, May 19th – Sunday, May 27th – ‘Get Cork Walking’ Cork Walking Week will take place from 19th May – 27th May 2018. The week-long celebration of walking will take place throughout Cork. The events will cater for people interested in getting out and about and experiencing […]

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Concern Carrauntohil


Thousands of people around the world show their concern by supporting our work. They donate to us, lobby their governments for change, fundraise and occasionally abseil off very tall buildings. Our most popular fundraising events are our Climb4Concern mountain hikes. Check out our upcoming mountain challenge events below. 1. Climb4Concern: Donegal Hike  14 April 2018 to 15 […]

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Inishbofin Island Walking Festival

The 7th Annual Inishbofin Island Walking Festival will take place from Friday, April 27th to Sunday, April 29th. Enjoy a weekend of walking amid stunning Atlantic coast scenery and crystal clear waters. Delight in green coast award winning beaches surrounded by rich natural, built and cultural heritage, all in the company of expert, local guides.  […]

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Sunrise Summit Challenge

Irish Red Cross Sunrise Summit Challenge

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Saturday, May 26th, 2018: I am getting in touch with you to let you know about an event that we are organising. The Sunrise Summit Challenge offers a unique opportunity to take part in an unforgettable mountain adventure whilst also raising funds for the Irish Red Cross’ humanitarian work in Ireland and […]

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News Update

CBHC Club Update No. 5 | 2018

CBHC Club Update No. 5 – 11.03.3018 Hi Backpackers, Below is Club Update No. 5.  Time for another round-up on what we have on at the moment with the club: Final call for Leenane Easter Weekend Away – Leenane Hotel, Connemara Reminder for Ben Nevis Scotland Ballycotton Cliff Walk Sunday 18th of March 1. Cork […]

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Ireland’s Iconic Mountains and Walks – The Coomloughra Horseshoe

The Coomloughra Horseshoe The Coomloughra Horseshoe, located in the McGillycuddy Reeks is one of Ireland’s classic ridge walks. It has all that hill walking can offer – magnificent views of mountains, lakes and ocean and challenging terrain with a small bit of scrambling and exposure. Perhaps most importantly it gives the opportunity to climb three […]

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The Macgillycuddys Reeks

High Peaks Challenge

Killarney’s Ultimate High Peaks Challenge is an exhilarating and unique one day event in which participants will self-navigate their way along a pre-planned route across the highest mountain range in Ireland – The majestic MacGillycuddy’s Reeks.  During this memorable day, participants will trek over 25km of wild and rugged mountain terrain ticking off many of […]

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Great Wild Atlantic Way Marathon

Great Wild Atlantic Way Marathon

Saturday August 12th 2017 Great Wild Atlantic Marathon Walk. Courtmacsherry RNLI in co-operation with Barryroe GAA, are organising the inaugural Great Wild Atlantic Marathon Walk. The walk will follow the beautiful coastline from Courtmacsherry Bay to Inchydoney Bay in West Cork on Saturday. The walk forms part of under the “Respect the Water” partnership and takes place on Saturday […]

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Pilgrim Paths Heritage Week

On behalf of the Pilgrim Paths Committee, I would like to invite the Cork Backpackers Club to join us on our special Heritage Week celebration of the Irish Pilgrim Paths. While these captivating medieval paths are open all year, for Heritage Week they will be even more accessible as we will be providing knowledgeable local […]

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Lorraine Cycling

Lorraine Galvin RIP

Next Sunday’s Walk to Hungry Hill is dedicated to the memory of our much loved former member Lorraine Galvin. Hungry Hill was Lorraine’s favourite walk.  Friends of Lorraine are welcome to join us on the walk and should sign up online. Lorraine the Hillwalker Lorraine joined the club in 2008 and her first hillwalk was to Gleninchaquin on […]

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