Vis­it­ing Swiss to com­mem­o­rate pi­o­neer­ing Wick­low clim­ber

EIGER MOUN­TAIN BAR­RING­TON WAS FIRST TO SUM­MIT PEAK

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A GROUP of 10 from Grindel­wald in Switzer­land will visit Bray and Wick­low next week­end to com­mem­o­rate the 150th an­niver­sary of Charles Bar­ring­ton’s pi­o­neer­ing climb of the Eiger Moun­tain. This fol­lows a trip to Switzer­land last Au­gust by a group from Bray and Grey­stones. Two plaques were erected in mem­ory of the Fas­saroe

na­tive in Grindel­wald.

The vis­i­tors are to in­clude the Mayor of Grindle­wald, the Tourist Di­rec­tor for the town and the Re­gional Tourist Di­rec­tor for the Jungfrau area. The Swiss will visit and stay in the town of Bray, the Glendalough Her­itage Site and Wick­low Gaol. As part of the cel­e­bra­tions there will be three dis­plays set up abut Charles Bar­ring­ton. A spe­cial leaflet has also been com­mis­sioned about the re­mark­able achieve­ments of the man.

The dis­play will also in­clude two DVDs pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion about the Swiss moun­tains as well as Swiss lit­er­a­ture.

A plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing the clim­ber will be erected on Fri­day morn­ing at the Her­itage Cen­tre in Bray, where some pho­to­graphs and es­says will also be on dis­play. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Cllr. Caro­line Bur­rell on cbur­rell@eir­com.net.

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