Search Results for 'Mount Everest'

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Mayo mountain bikers raise nearly €7,000 for local charities

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A group of Mayo mountain bike enthusiasts took on an 'Everesting' challenge earlier this summer and in doing so raised nearly €7,000, which was split evenly between Croí, the heart and stroke charity, and Mayo Mental Health Services. The fundraiser attempted to raise awareness of the importance of looking after your physical and mental health.

Mount Temple resident reappointed to Historian in Residence position

As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, Mount Temple resident, Ian Kenneally, has been reappointed Historian in Residence for the period from August until December 2021.

Gruelling day on the Alp De Skelp for Mayo mountain bikers

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Four Hardy MTB cyclists have completed their own lifetime achievement by cycling the height of Mount Everest - 8,848m - by mountain bike, over a locally named climb called Skelp (or to be named Alp De Skelp after this challenge), a hill that is located on the Western Way trail coming from Leenane to Westport.

Everest Staircase challenge for Hospice

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Shane Timlin and Fiona Rouse who launched the Everest Staircase Challenge over Easter this year have presented Board Director of MRHF Damian Slater and CEO Martina Jennings with a cheque to the charity of €7,410, from monies raised in the challenge.

Mayo Mountain Bikers take on off-road ‘Everesting’ challenge in aid of charities

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A group of Mayo mountain bike enthusiasts are taking on the Everesting challenge - ascending and descending a total of 8,848 metres, the elevation of Mount Everest, to raise much-needed funds for Croí, the heart and stroke charity, and Mayo Mental Health Services.

News in Brief - Around the county

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Take a quick tour though what's been going on around Mayo in our News in Breif section. 

Westmeath County Council appoints new historian in residence

As part of Westmeath County Council’s 'Decade of Centenaries' programme, Dr Paul Hughes has been appointed historian in residence for the period March to July 2021.

Galwaymen to embark on epic unsupported Transatlantic row

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One of the world’s foremost extreme adventurers, former professional rugby player Damian Browne from Renmore, along with lifelong friend Athenry’s Fergus Farrell are embarking on a journey that will take them across the Atlantic in 2022.

Hardcore Mayo cyclists put their hearts into climbing Mount Everest virtually

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For ten weeks, cyclists all over the country have been locked down as restrictions stopped them from cycling any further than 2km - and later 5km - from their homes.

Ain't no mountain high enough

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For most people, retirement brings thoughts of putting one’s feet up and forgetting the stresses and strains of work. Not so retired rugby player Damian Browne. Since hanging up his boots four years ago the Galwayman has taken on a series of extreme endurance challenges that make the bruising world of professional rugby seem like a walk in the park.

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