Wednesday 26 June 2019

Eric leading Cooley trek for charity

Eric Beggs will lead the Cooley Mountain Trek.
Eric Beggs will lead the Cooley Mountain Trek.

Olivia Ryan

Dundalk man Eric Beggs will once again lead the Cooley Mountain Trek in aid of Irish patient-led charity Fighting Blindness.

This is the sixth year of the event which has grown in popularity since it began in 2013.

It is just one of the many activities that Eric has organised over the years to support research in Ireland to find treatments and cures for blindness.

He has previously won an award from Fighting Blindness for his amazing contribution to the charity.

Emma Morgan, Fundraising Manager with Fighting Blindness said; "Eric has been a tireless advocate and supporter of Fighting Blindness for many years. We are very grateful for Eric and the Louth community's efforts on our behalf."

The walk starts from the Lumpers in Ravensdale and there are two options, a 10km walk starting at 11am and a 5km walk at 12 noon. Entry fee on the day is €20 for adults and €5 for children, which includes transport, refreshments and entertainment. Transport will be provided from Lisdoo Steakhouse on the Newry Road at 10:30am and 11:30am.

Fighting Blindness is an Irish patient-led charity funding and enabling world-leading research into treatments and cures for blindness. It provides a professional counselling service to support people affected by sight loss. Through education and advocacy Fighting Blindness works to empower everyone in Ireland living with severe vision impairment.

Fighting Blindness is involved with rare, genetic, age-related and degenerative conditions and represents the estimated 246,000 adults and children in Ireland who are affected by blindness and vision impairment.

For more information on the charity call 01 6789 004 or visit

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