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‘The Turf Cutters Trail’ charity walk: 6th August

Wexford  GAA Supporters club & South East Radio are organising a Charity walk in aid of CWCW (County Wexford Community Workshop) the Public Holiday weekend, Monday August 6th. The walk will start at 10am at The Half Way House Pub, on the R746 road from Bunclody to Kiltealy.

The walk is called ‘The Turf Cutters Trail’ as it follows an old trail up the Blackrock Mountain, one of the Blackstairs Mountains beside Mount Leinster to Moaneer, where in olden times people cut turf from the mountain bogs to provide fuel for their fires and cooking each winter.

The house in the picture is on Moaneer and was used by the Turfcutters as shelter in the quickly changing weather on the mountain.

It’s a 10k walk rising to 599 metres at the top of Blackrock Mountain where there are spectacular views of all of Wexford.

Damien Fitzhenry will lead the walk and will on the Alan Maguire Afternoon Show on South East Radio each week giving advice on training for the walk and answering your questions.

For more details, or to request a sponsorship card, please phone Ben on 087 2563476.

So come on, get fit this summer, see some of Wexfords greatest scenery, and raise funds for Wexford Charities. Simply call Ben on the number above and be active, be healthy and support a good cause.

 

 

See map of route:

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