Welcome to The Sheep's Head Way

Enjoy a holiday on Sheep’s Head - it is a peaceful, unspoilt peninsula which has some of the most beautiful scenery in all of Ireland. Because of our proximity to the Gulf Stream, we also have perhaps the mildest climate in Ireland - our daffodils are usually out in January!
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  • Christian Aid Sheep's Head Hike

    Event information This year’s Sheep's Head Hike will take place on Saturday 5 September 2015. Start time: 11.00am, Kilcrohane Community Hall, Kilcrohane Village There are two new scenic walk routes this year – a 14km (4.5 hour) walk and a 7km (2.5 hour) flat terrain walk. · Route 1: Poet’s Way Route, for experienced walkers only, is a hill walk of 14km (taking approximately 4.5 hours) and is not suitable for young children with no hill walking experience. · Route 2: Caher Loop, open to everyone. The second route is easier, shorter (7km, taking approximately 2.5 hours) and is suitable for all age groups. · We advise walkers to bring walking shoes, walking clothes (no jeans), a raincoat, drink and a sandwich. Bring a change of clothes in case it rains and you get wet. · After completing the hike, all walkers will return to Kilcrohane Community Hall where tea, coffee, soft drinks, soups and sandwiches will be provided by local sponsor The Gourmet Grill. Fundraising All participants are asked to donate generously on the day to the work of Christian Aid and to raise additional sponsorship, if possible This is a major fundraising event for the work of Christian Aid and the example of Christian Aid partner HUNDEE in Ethiopia, and the story of Loko, (Ethiopian woman) who walks alone for eight hours a day, to gather and sell firewood so she can feed her children. We are requesting that at least 14 walkers on the Poet's Way route would each carry a bundle of timber (1km each in a relay) like the firewood that Loko carries. Each person doing so will be asked to raise a target of €206 in sponsorship - the equivalent of the cost of a cow in Ethiopia. The fundraising target for this year’s Sheep’s Head Hike is €8,240 - the equivalent cost of 40 cows in Ethiopia. Registration and sponsorship To enable a smooth and speedy start on the day, participants are encouraged to register online beforehand. Other questions? further information or paper registration or sponsorship forms please contact the Christian Aid Cork office on 023 88 41468 or email cork@christian-aid.org. Sheep’s Head web page, Regards Andrew Coleman Regional Fundraising Co-ordinator Christian Aid Ireland Hillview Bandon, Co Cork 023 8841468 Dublin Office: Canal House, Canal Road, Dublin 6 01 496 7040 | christianaid.ie

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