Croagh Patrick Challenge 

On Monday last, a group of Transition Year students together with their teachers Ms. Farrell, Ms. Shea and Mr. Devaney successfully climbed Croagh Patrick. This challenge was their response to the Today FM ‘Dare to Care’ campaign.

They managed to raise an incredible €1240 to donate to the Irish Cancer Society.

The weather on the day meant there was dry underfoot conditions and a pristine view of Clew Bay. These views were a welcome distraction from the arduous nature of the ascent. On reaching the summit, however, a heavy fog welcomed them and visibility was reduced to a few yards. For the majority of the students it was the first time to climb the sacred mountain and it was an amazing feat that every student on the trip reached the top.

As is often the case on Croagh Patrick the descent proved more strenuous for a number of the students and it was here that their friendship and close bond was evident as they summoned all their energy to help each other get to the foot of the mountain. Congratulations to all involved on such a successful day.

 

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Students prepare for the ascent of Croagh Patrick

 

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Any Clew where the top is?”

 

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The Transition Year students at the summit of Croagh Patrick