The Oriel Harriers Hunt Club are hosting a charity trek involving over one hundred horses to raise funds for hospice services in South Down and North Louth. Ireland’s Equine Para Olympian, Eilish Byrne and members of the Garda Siochana Mounted Unit will lead horses and riders through Carlingford village, across the mountain to the Long Woman’s Grave and back to Louth’s premier medieval Lough village on Sunday 14 July. Trek organiser, Fergal McGuigan of the Oriel Harriers has been”personally inspired by the fact that families on both of the border have been touched by Cancer”.A fact that drives him to put “one hundred percent to making this trek a success for Cancer”. This week he pad tribute to his fellow members and supporters of the Oriel Harriers for their “trojan support”. Honorary Oriel member, Michael Bishop said.
They are delighted to be “hosting this very worthy trek for hospice services in South Down and North Louth. They are particularly pleased Eilish Byrne, Ireland’s 2012 Para Olympic Medalist and the Gda. Mounted Unit members will be at the helm of the trek. meanwhile at the trek launch recently Gerry Mulligan,Master and Huntsman,took the opportunity to thank farmers and landowners for their goodwill in giving the hunt permission to use their lands It is hoped the public will support this trek and even visit Carlingford to see for themselves the spectacular sight of over one hundred horses ‘clip clopping’ through the village before their three to four hour everest trek. On the day representatives of the North Louth Hospice and Homecare Foundation and the Southern Area Hospice Services in Newry will proudly carry their banners. That Sunday will be a great day out for families and friends in Carlingford. The public are asked for their support and can contact Fergal at 0872300822,Declan 0873632269,Gerard 0872301921 or Mary 0872694947.