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  • Northside East

Harbour to harbour walk announced

Sunday, 25th February, 2018 2:00pm
Harbour to harbour walk announced

Pictured at Dublin Port at the launch were Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and Leah Conway (8) from Finglas. PHOTO: SHANE O’NEILL/SON PHOTOGRAPHIC

Harbour to harbour walk announced

Pictured at Dublin Port at the launch were Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and Leah Conway (8) from Finglas. PHOTO: SHANE O’NEILL/SON PHOTOGRAPHIC

OVER 2,000 enthusiastic walkers are expected to take on a 16.2-mile/26km challenge for a mental health charity on St Patrick’s Day.

Suitable for most fitness levels, the Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk, from Howth Harbour to Dun Laoghaire (or you can do the walk from Dun Laoghaire to Howth), will take participants along the scenic Dublin Bay route with a ‘Halfway Hooley’ hosted at Dublin Port Company’s newly opened public plaza. 

Participants can register now at aware.ie/events at a cost of €25 per person. All funds raised will go towards Aware’s nationwide support, education and information services.

Gerry O’Brien, Head of Fundraising at Aware, said the event offers the perfect excuse to get friends and family together to mark St Patrick’s Day in a fun and healthy way, while also raising money for a great cause. 

“As a result of this and other fundraising efforts, Aware is able to provide support services for individuals and families impacted by depression or bipolar disorder, as well as delivering free mental health education programmes to adults and senior cycle students throughout the country,” said Mr O’Brien. 

Dublin Port Company is sponsoring the event for the fourth year running. Speaking about their involvement, Eamonn O’Reilly, its chief executive, said: “Dublin Port is delighted to support Aware’s Harbour2Harbour Walk again this year. 

“It’s a very special event that brings together people, ports and harbours, river and city for an important cause. 

“I’d encourage everyone to sign up and step out for a great day out that raises vital funds and awareness. The team at Dublin Port is looking forward to welcoming walkers to Port Centre for plenty of refreshments, entertainment and encouragement along the way.”

Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan and RTE presenter Mary Kennedy attended the launch.

Aware, which was founded in 1985, is the national organisation providing support, education and information services to those impacted by depression, bipolar disorder and mood related conditions.  

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