Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

CBHC Club Update No. 2 | 2018

CBHC Club Update No. 2 | 2018 |

Hi Backpackers,

Can’t believe that it’s still January but here we are and a few more items to get from my inbox to yours

  1. Christmas Charity Events Update
  2. Evening Echo Article
  3. Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail
  4. Africa Direct Kilimanjaro Trek

Christmas Charity Events Updates

Last year with your help some club members were able to raise money for charitable causes and would like to update you:

Molly Moos Rescue

Huge thank you to everybody who supported/bought raffle tickets for the Christmas Hamper Raffle in aid of Molly Moos rescue- a total of €2,116.33 was raised. The winner, Ms. Coleman, has collected her prize. I gratefully appreciate your help for this great rescue!

Kind regards,

Kathleen Crowley

Tea Party

Alzheimer’s Society Tea Party

I just want to say a big thank you to all of you who contributed in any way to my recent Tea Party for the Alzheimer’s Society. €1,550 euro was raised and donated.

Happy New Year to you all.  Regards, Niamh Murphy 

Evening Echo Article

For those of you who didn’t catch it there was a write up on the club in the Evening Echo on Saturday January 13th. A  picture of the article is attached if you want to see if you can spot any familiar faces. Copies of the article are available from the Irish Examiner Office, 80, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork. In conclusion thanks to Ashely Gardiner and Anne Collins for putting it together. 

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

Hi there,

The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival will take place on 9th, 10th and 11th of March 2018. This year the proceeds of the festival will go to Croi, the registered heart and stroke charity dedicated to support and education with regards to cardiovascular health in the west of Ireland. The linear trail is 61 km in length and is a National Way Marked Way and it has a grade of moderate to hard in difficulty. It starts in the town of Balla and finishes in the village of Murrisk at the base of Croagh Patrick; the guided walk includes information on the local folklore and heritage sites.

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

We will give walkers a lift from the meeting point to the start point of the trail each morning. This ensures your personal transport will be at the end of the route each day. There will be water and refreshment stops along the way provided by local businesses and the communities that the trail passes through.

Please note that the trail does not include the ascent of the summit of Croagh Patrick. Dogs are not allowed on the walks. Teenagers under 16 must have an adult accompanying them and regretably children under 12 can not take part. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail is a non-profit community organisation and all proceeds will go to Croi.

The cost of the walk is €20 per day or €50 for all three days. Individuals, groups and clubs are all welcome.

Finallt to register online please visit: heritagefestival or https://

 Africa Direct Kilimanjaro Trek

Africa Direct is an all voluntary charity based in Cork with a lot of experience in Africa. At €2,980 they have a very competitively priced climb of Kilimanjaro. See attachment for more details.

Africa Direct Kilimanjaro

Club Update Week 3


Lots of other prep work going on for the coming year with the club and as soon as I have definite details on anything I will be sending them out.



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