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Local walkers in Kostal Black Valley charity hike

Thursday, 13th July, 2017 10:01am
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Local walkers in Kostal Black Valley charity hike
Local walkers in Kostal Black Valley charity hike

A group of 48 hikers recently set out from Lough

Acoose, Glencar, on a 26-kilometre hike through the foothills of

Ireland’s highest mountain in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks.

It proved to be a challenging day for many

participants with some strong gusts of wind, a few heavy showers of

rain with slippery conditions under foot with torrents of water

cascading down from the MacGillycuddy's Reeks. Aidan Dillon was the

hike leader, supported by Pat Delaney, Mary Clohessy, Mary Mackey and

Willie Keane, all members of the Nenagh walking club, Aonach ar Siúl.

Back at Kate Kearney’s cottage after an

exhilarating day’s hike, Pat Falvey, the renowned mountaineer

greeted us all, where we enjoyed the best of Irish hospitality. There

was a great sense of achievement and joy among the group in

completing this exciting Kostal Black Valley hike, raising funds for

the Medical Missionaries of Mary, Tanzanian water project.

Thanks to Kerry Civil Defence for their great help

in ensuring participants got back safely to our base, at Kate

Kearney's cottage in the Gap of Dunloe. Many thanks to all who

supported our efforts; €16,500 has been raised to date for the

Medical Missionaries of Mary water harvesting project in the remote

area of Matangarimo, Nangwa, Tanzania.

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