Croghan walk draws big crowd
Sunny weather helped to draw the biggest crowd yet for the annual Croghan Peace Walk.
Around 230 people of all ages took part in the walk which started from the White Heaps entrance to the Wind Farm up Croghan.
It was a family friendly event and some walkers brought their dogs along. Everyone had the chance to enjoy the stunning scenery as they completed the 90-minute route in perfect conditions.
Organised by Fr Michael Murtagh, this year’s walk was to raise funds for two projects. Nandri is a project based in South India that helps parents to keep their children in education and to build sustainable incomes for families. The proceeds of the walk will also support the renovation of the Abbey cemetery in Arklow, a project which is being led by Arklow Tidy Towns.
The Indian Ambassador to Ireland, Sandeep Kumar, was the special guest at this year’s Croughan walk.
Cllr Pat Fitzgerland, Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, and Cllr Tommy Annesley were also among those who took part in the walk. Around 30 scouts helped to marshall the event. Arklow First Responders and the Arklow Pipe Band were also there on the day.
Thanks have been extended to all those who took part and helped out in any way to make the walk a great success. Special thanks were also sent to Father Michael Murtagh who organised another enjoyable event.
Some of those who took part in the annual Croghan Peace Walk.
Cllr Tommy Annesey, Fr Michael Murtagh, Terence Dick (second secretary), His Excellency Sandeep Kumar, Indian Ambassador to Ireland, Cllr Pat Fitzgerald, Cathaoirleach of Arklow Municipal District, and Phelim Moylan at the Croghan Peace Walk.
Chris and Shelley Cooke with their children, Saoirse and Cormac.
Pat and Jacinta Cooper with Adrian Cadden.
Glenn and Kerry Forde with their daughter, Amy.
Veronica Fitzgerald and Joy Crosbie.
Peter and Helen McDonnell and their dog ‘Tilly’ with Hilary Moylan.