Matt Houlihan a seven year old from West Cork climbed Ireland’s highest peak Carrauntoohil on Tuesday. The mountain is 1038 meters high and he made the ascent look very easy. He was with his family Heidi, Fran and Niall, plus his godfather Mike who flew over from the UK to accompany him.
Matt’s father Iñaki died of kidney cancer five years ago and Matt wanted to do something in memory of him. So he set up a go fund me page and got sponsorship to climb the mountain.
Matt Houlihan is seven years old, he did a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil to get money for Kidney Cancer Research. He did a great job of it too, what a pleasure to go with him and make this film.There is a link in the film, write it down and donate some money for this lads brilliant effort.
Eireball Charity Run visits Lehanmore twenty eight VW camper vans and a few other old vehicles travelling around Ireland to make money for charity. Since 2006 the run has been going and they have made 100 thousand Euro for charity. Visit their website here and make a donation Eireball.com I had a chat with them and Louisa gives some information about their efforts in the video.
Watch a short video of the run here
Eireball Charity Run visits Lehanmore
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Beara Charity Cycle 2016 has been announced for the 16th of July. What makes the Beara Charity Cycle so great is that it is organised fully by volunteers and is a non profit event, all of the money made by the participants paying their 50€ to take part goes to four local charities.
This is the sixth year that the event is being held and over the years this event has succeeded in raising 65000€ for local charities. The participants always have a great time and the routes are spectacular.
Watch a short video here of route two which shows some of the spectacular scenery.
Beara Charity Cycle 2016
Route one goes from Castletownbere around the Healy pass going up the North side and back to town. It is 51 KM.
Route two goes from Castletownbere West to Allihies back towards Eyeries and Lauragh over the Healey Pass and back to town. It is 81.3 KM.
Route three, is a combination of the route two followed by route one and arrives at 136.3 KM.
Check out the website of Beara Charity Cycle for more details, and please sign up for this prestige event.