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Slieve Bloom Hill Hike

Giving poverty the boot at the Slieve Bloom Hike.

Family Fun Day

After days of glorious sunshine across Ireland, on the morning of the Slieve Bloom Hike, Mother Nature decided it was time for a change and graced us with torrential downpours. 

Hats off to the 38 hikers who gathered in the village of Clonaslee clad in weatherproofs, not phased by the soggy challenge ahead. Your dedication and continued support for our annual hike exceeded our expectations.

Family Fun Day The Slieve Bloom hike was designed for various fitness levels, offering two hiking routes through the surrounding woodlands and up towards the Slieve Bloom mountains. But with rainfall gaining momentum early morning, it was decided the safest option for all involved was to rule out the extended route and for everyone to participate in the 6km. Given the circumstances - we believe this to be an achievement in itself! 

Thank you to Mr. Richard Jack, an environmentalist with Coillte and well known hill hiker from the area, John Scully.



Together they led the event which was organised and supported by Tullamore Churches Together, the united churches of Tullamore Parish.


Well done to everyone who participated on the day and to all the churches who supported the event. The hike has so far raised €650 with donations yet to come through - congratulations to all involved.



For further information on hike trails, or if you have any questions, contact Andrew in our Cork office: email cork@christian-aid.org.


Coming soon: Sheep's Head Hike 2017



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