Na Cosa Lofa Successfully Climbs Ben Bulben in Aid of (www.lightgaza.org)

Na Cosa Lofa at the top of Ben Bulben

Na Cosa Lofa at the top of Ben Bulben



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Darren McGilloway, Andrew Doherty, Patrick McDaid, Derek O’Halon and Gearalts of the Na Cosa Losa Walking Club travelled to Sligo on Saturday and successfully hiked to Ben Bulben Mountain and then climbed to its peak which is a large flat mesa with amazing views of the surrounding countryside. Ben Bulben is a large rock formation 526 m (1,726 ft) in County Sligo, Ireland. Ben Bulben was formed during the ice age, when Ireland was under glaciers.

Together the Club raised over £400.00 on their sponsored climb, this will purchase over 30 solar lights for poor families and refugee camps in Gaza. Many of these families have no electricity and those that do have electricity only have it for a few hours per day due to outages which can last up to 18 hours! Children and University students are forced to use dangerous candles to read and study for exams. This causes many fires where children have died. By supplying these families with a solar light they never have to risk their lives to study or read again. Please consider organising an event in your area in support of this campaign. We are saving a life, one light at a time, and we need your help to do it. You can also help by sponsoring teacher David Bell in the Belfast Marathon HERE, all monies raised go to Light Gaza.

Upon reaching the summit Na Cosa Lofa group were rewarded with a magnificent views Please enjoy a selection of beautiful photos of this event.
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Hiking to the mountain:

The hike begins by pointing out the way to ben bulben

The hike begins by pointing out the way to ben bulben

Hiking through the beautiful Irish countryside towards Ben Bulben

Hiking through the beautiful Irish countryside towards Ben Bulben

starting up the bottom slope

starting up the bottom slope

getting steeper now

getting steeper now

rocky terrain

rocky terrain

working their way up

working their way up

We are getting Higher now, almost there!!

moving up the mountain the veiws are getting better

moving up the mountain the veiws are getting better

If the sheep can climb it, so can we :)

Nice wool coat, no wonder he never gets cold!

Nice wool coat, no wonder he never gets cold!

Southern end of a Northbound Sheep!!

Southern end of a Northbound Sheep!!

WE MADE IT!!! Now Let me rest for one minute…..

we made it!!!

we made it!!!

TIME TO CHECK THE VIEWS AND GET OUT THE PALESTINIAN FLAGS!!

WE DID IT

WE DID IT

ENJOY THE VIEWS

WALKING STICKS AND FLAGS AT THE TOP

WALKING STICKS AND FLAGS AT THE TOP

Beautiful Ireland

Beautiful Ireland

on the mesa peak looking across to the other side

on the mesa peak looking across to the other side

STEEP CLIMB DOWN

part of the step climb down

part of the step climb down

Im staying, catch ya later…….

66top silhouette

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