ONE of Cork’s best-known sportspeople has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty man that provides education opportunities for disadvantaged, homeless and street children in Nepal. Former Cork dual star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín launched the “just-one” Trek to Nepal yesterday in Clonakilty, praising the work of the organisation, and encouraging people to support the trip which takes place next November.
THE Just One charity founded by Clonakilty man Declan Murphy 10 years ago is inviting hill-walkers and trekkers to take up the opportunity to participate in a “trip of a lifetime” to Nepal in November, and in doing so, also raise some money for the charity’s ongoing work in that country’s capital, Kathmandu.
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is encouraging active travel lovers to escape the Irish summer and trek the 26th consecutive Camino in support of services for people with MS – sign up at www.ms-society.ie. Camino 26 takes place from Saturday, 30th May – Tuesday, 9th June 2015 and is MS Ireland’s longest-running charity trek. It provides a unique chance to walk the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route in Northern
BANDON’S Dr Clare O’Leary and Mike O’Shea have made it back to solid land after a hair-raising return journey to civilisation after a decision was made to abandon their attempt to walk to the North Pole. The duo endured some of the most severe weather the region has seen in more than 30 years. On average the area would be hit with just one or two storms per season. O’Leary
BANDON adventurer Dr Clare O’Leary has been forced to turn back in her latest attempt with to reach the North Pole on foot from Canada. Clare and team mate Mike O’Shea were attempting to become the first Irish people to reach the North Pole on foot but made the difficult decision to abandon the attempt on Friday when it became apparent that it would be impossible to complete the challenge.