Sunday, March 01, 2015

Get the boots out, for Camphill

Right, it's the beginning of March and winter hibernation is officially over, writes Brian Byrne, and maybe it's time to polish up the walking boots again.

And a couple of walks that might be worth considering to help fundraise for Camphill Communities of Ireland are available.

The first, and closest to home, is trek along The Wicklow Way, either 10km or 17km depending on how you figure you might more easily manage. It's on 19 April, and the cost is €100.

The CCoI is also working up a trek along part of the Camino De Santiago to take place in October. If you're interested in either event, email Joe Lynch or call 045-483735. A sign-up page for the Wicklow Way Challenge will shortly be available on

In Kilcullen we're very aware of the very good work that the Camphill organisation does for people with special needs. Across the country in 17 locations, that work is replicated for some 275 people in a range of ages.

It's work that requires funding, despite the very high volunteer element of the Camphill model.

So, have a think about one or other of the above. Both promise to be fun events too.