Last month, a dedicated team of 20 from Careys Building & Civil Engineering tackled Ireland's exhilarating and highest mountain, Carrauntoohill.

In aid of ARC Cancer Support and the Children's Medical and Research Foundation Crumlin, the team hiked for seven hours in the MacGillycuddy's Reeks.

The 20 hikers met with two guides at Cronin's Yard, a converted farmyard and starting point for tackling Ireland's highest peaks. We were gifted a beautiful day with blue skies and 360 degree views as we ascended. Our plan was to reach Carrauntoohil (1,039m) by Brother O’Shea’s Gully and return via Cnoc na Toinne (845m) and the Zig Zags. After four hours from setting out, we reached our first target for the day, Ireland's highest point. At the top we could see the Dingle peninsula in one direction and the Beara peninsula in the opposite direction. The hardest part of the journey was the second half, descending to arrive back safely at the starting point in Cronin's Yard, where we celebrated our adventure and the funds raised. A few days later, with the aches having receded, we're now searching for our next adventure!

Breen Jackson, Senior Estimator

Through the team’s fantastic efforts and enthusiasm, they exceed their target fundraising goal of €5,000 raising an impressive total of €11,359 supporting both charities and their influence to save lives.

If you would like to donate towards the team’s challenge, please click here.  

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