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Tuesday 17 July 2018

Parents to cycle from Wexford's North Slob to Carrauntoohil in Kerry

Gary O’Sullivan, Kevin Higgins, Brian Mulcahy, Paul Monks, Shane Clifford, Graham Power, Caitríona Farrell and Mike Fitzgerald who leave Wexford’s North Slob on Friday on a 270km cycle to Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry
Gary O’Sullivan, Kevin Higgins, Brian Mulcahy, Paul Monks, Shane Clifford, Graham Power, Caitríona Farrell and Mike Fitzgerald who leave Wexford’s North Slob on Friday on a 270km cycle to Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry

Anna Hayes

A group of seven parents and one teacher from a school in Limerick will start a novel fundraising venture at the North Slob in Wexford on Friday night.

The group, from Herbertstown NS, are raising funds for two children's charities, Cliona's Foundation and Crumlin Children's Hospital, as well as improving outdoor facilities at the school. They are aiming to travel from the lowest point in Ireland, the North Slob, to the highest point, Carrauntoohil, in under 24 hours.

The trip involves a 270km cycle to Kerry, followed by a hike to the roof of Ireland. No one has ever attempted or completed this challenge before. The group has been in training for six months. They will leave the North Slob at 9 p.m. on Friday night, travelling through the night to Kerry.

To donate to their cause, find Pedal to the Peak on idonate.ie.

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