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 April 2018

The Donegal hike is Concern’s newest Climb4Concern challenge and trust us when we say this weekend is not to be missed! Join us for this one day challenge as we hike to Glencolumbkille via Sliabh Liag and by the one-mans-pass.   

Sliabh Liag, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Photo: Chris Hill.

Why do it?

If you’re new to hiking and love beautiful scenery then this is the climb for you. Not only is it our only hike that continues into the evening to watch the sunset but there’s also the possibility of catching the Northern Lights from this beautiful Donegal spot!

Added incentives

Don’t worry if you’re not super fit. The great thing about this challenge is that it’s suitable for people of all fitness levels, all you need are some walking shoes! 

Pencil it in

If you’re interested in taking part, sign up today and make sure you keep the 14 & 15 April free. We’ll see you therfore what is sure to be a hike to remember.

2. Climb4Concern: Mweelrea

25 May 2018 to 27 May 2018

Mountains are a tall order. That’s why it’s a good idea to give some thought to why, where and when you want to peak. Mweelrea is one of our seven-mountain Climb4Concern challenges and, as anyone in the west will tell you, west is best when it comes to the great outdoors!

Climb 4 Concern - Mweelra, 2016. Photo copyright: Marty Cooke.

Mweelrea is the highest mountain in Connacht, standing at 814 metres. The mountain overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and views from its summit are breath-taking. 

Adventurous spirits

Nine out of 10 of you tell us that this adventure rates as one of the most extraordinary high points in your lives. The rest of you confess, albeit quietly, that it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Either way, your radiant optimism inspires us.

Dermot Magee climbed Mweelrea for Concern last year and he described his experience:

I’ve been to Kilimanjaro, Ben Nevis and started a mountain skills course – all together with people I met on the Climb4Concern walks. It’s surprising how much fun you can have with a group of strangers when everyone sets out with the same goal: to get to the top of a mountain, raise some money for charity, and have a good time.

Need more convincing?

Don’t just take our word for it, judge for yourself:

Climb 4 Concern - Mweelra, 2016. Photo: Concern Worldwide.

The details

The only thing you need to do is make sure you’re free on 26 May 2018. As this is the first climb in our Climb4Concern series, we’re making it a weekend event. To take part in this event, you’ll need to pay a €25 deposit and have a minimum fundraising amount of €50.

3. Climb4Concern: Carrauntoohil

06 July 2018 to 08 July 2018

Fancy an invigorating and adventurous outdoor challenge close to home? Well, how does climbing Ireland’s highest mountain sound?


It certainly floats our boat. The question is: will you be joining us to climb Carrauntoohil on 7 July 2018?

Why do it?

Picture this: you’re standing on the highest peak in Ireland, 1,038 metres above sea level. County Kerry’s wild and rustic scenery sprawls into the distance. That’s what you’ll experience when you reach the top of Carrauntoohil. Trust us, this is one climb you don’t want to miss.

Pencil it in

Just make sure you keep 6 to 8 July 2018 free and we’ll look forward to meeting you on what will surely be a hike to remember. We’ll be climbing Carrauntoohil itself on 7 July, and if that’s not enough for you, there’ll be the option to scale a second peak on 8 July! 

Added incentives

Fear not, you don’t need to be super-fit. The great thing about this challenge is that it is suitable for people of all fitness levels. Once the trek is complete, it will be time to sample what Kerry’s nightlife has to offer!

A great cause

We’ll take care of organising transportation and accommodation in Kerry. All you have to do is sign up. You’ll need to pay a €25 deposit and raise at least €100. That’s a lot easier than it might sound – just check out our fundraising tips. What’s more, all the money raised from this challenge goes directly to our life-saving work. Your glorious day out will help save lives.

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For more information click here: Climb for Concern 2018


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