On a beautiful sunny Saturday in March, 53 climbers predominantly from Tulloroan community along with 13 Aut Even Staff members aged between 25 and 75 years of age, set out to climb Carrantuohill, Co Kerry, Ireland’s largest peak for the Carlow-Kilkenny home Care Team. Starting the climb at 9am the group reached the top by 2.30pm with five guides leading the way.
Choosing the well-known “devils ladder” as their path, getting back down to flat ground was no easy task. Thankfully everyone finished the climb without any serious injury apart from the odd bruised ego having to face the reality that people were not as fit as thry had previously thought.
The cheques was presented on Saturday in Connolly’s bar, Tulloroan to Dr. Ian Wilson and Catherine Quinlan from the home care team by Tom Cleere who has had first-hand experience of the importance of the home care team.
The organisers John Connolly and Tom Maher were overwhelmed by the sponsorship collected by all involved which including Aut Even Hospital sponsorship amounted to E13,770 . Mr Ian Wilson atteeded and thanked the climbers for their donation. He also expressed gratitude and praise to the organisers and all who provided sponsorship.