Hundreds to take up Cross Cooley Challenge

Organisers urging participation

Hundreds to take up Cross Cooley Challenge

The Committee of the Cross Cooley Challenge are delighted to announce a repeat of the successful walks of last years over the scenic Cooley Mountain where 245 trekkers enjoyed a day of fun and fundraising.

Last year €28,500 was raised for the very deserving causes of the North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation.

In total this walk over the first three years has raised €72,500 of which 100% has gone directly to the above causes in different degrees. The committee are committed to trying to better this for the combined causes this year of the North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation.

This walk of 15.5km will take place on Saturday 7th May 2016 starting from the Lumpers at 11.00 a.m. taking the challenging walk across the Cooley Mountains into Carlingford.

The organisers are ensuring a fun day with a refreshments for all walkers and some pleasant surprises on the route. They urge as many as possible to support these great causes by sponsoring the walkers or even better turning up on the Saturday morning of the 7th May 2016 at 10.30am and enjoying a great experience.

Seamus Gormley one of the organisers said “it is great to have the local businesses support in the form of supplying services such as Bus Éireann, Anchor Tours, Horseware, Ovelle, Mace, Total Produce and these add to the fun day out by all the enthusiastic walkers and fundraisers”.

The walk commences at the Greenore Railway Saloon, Quay Street, Dundalk at 10.00 a.m. on Saturday morning 7th May 2016 with registration and then buses to and from the drop off and pick up points. For those who are from the Cooley area registration will take place at 10.30a.m. at the Lumpers entrance.

All are invited to participate in this fun day by either walking or financially supporting the walkers knowing that 100% of the funds will go to support The North Louth Hospice and the Maria Goretti Foundation.

Errol Boyle says: “We decided to include both the Maria Goretti Foundation and the North Louth Hospice as our fundraisers this year as both organisations service the catchment area of Louth and there are very few families in Co Louth who have not benefited by their great work at a time of great need in their life”.