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The walkers might have come down from the hills but here at Christian Aid Ireland, we’re all still on a high!

The weather was glorious on Saturday as almost 200 people joined the 15th annual Sheep’s Head Hike around the breathtakingly beautiful Sheep’s Head peninsula in west Cork. The views were amazing and it’s not hard to see why this is one of Ireland’s best-loved walking routes.

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Walkers take a well deserved rest during the 15th Annual Sheep's Head Hike Credit: Christian Aid
Walkers take a rest on the 15th Annual Sheep's Head Hike

The feedback has been incredible with several participants contacting us to congratulate the local organising committee on the running of the event and to share their images of the day. In this picture, a few of the walkers enjoy a well-earned break and admire the view. 

Donations are still coming in so it’s too soon to tell how much was raised but it looks like it might be more than €10,000, which is amazing.   

Our Bandon-based Church and Community Officer, Andrew Coleman puts his whole heart and soul into this event and is supported by a wonderful team which includes Margaret Skuce, David Hayward and Caroline Coleman. We are grateful to all of them and to the wonderful guides and leaders, as well as the bus drivers and caterers for their steadfast support again this year. Special mention goes to Kilcrohane Community Hall Committee, The Sheep’s Head Way Committee, The Red Cross, Local Link Transport, Ulla Zepperit and her team who provided the catering, and the parishioners of Kilmocomogue Union who assisted on the day. Andrew also expressed appreciation to Ecclesiastical Insurance who sponsored the advertisements and publicity for the event.

If ‘ewe’ would like to join us next year, the Sheep’s Head Hike takes place on Saturday 7 September 2024. So, why not put the date in your diary and join us to help stamp out poverty.

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