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Michaela summer camps in demand

THERE has been a high demand for the new summer camps for schoolgirls that are being run by the Michaela Foundation at locations around the country.

Online registration began yesterday for the camps which are being held at 14 locations between June and August, including one in Dublin.

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has previously said he would like to see the camps in every county.

His daughter Michaela (27) was murdered while on honeymoon with her husband, John McAreavey (33), in Mauritius in 2011.

Her death remains unsolved after two suspects brought to trial were acquitted.

The foundation runs summer camps for girls aged 11 to 13 to promote sport, personal development and the Irish language.


Activities based on five core elements – faith, fashion, fun, Irish and well-being.

Speaking at the launch of the camps, John McAreavey said they are expanding to new venues including Belfast, Cavan, Mayo and Kildare.

"We have a great team of almost 400 trained volunteers who we know will inspire the girls," said John.

The camp in Dublin is scheduled to take place from July 7 to 11 at St Louis' Infant School in Rathmines.

The Kildare one will take place at Maynooth Post-Primary School from July 21 to 25.