Emigrants Walk – Mayo

We are delighted to announce a fundraising walk in aid of our Elderly Campaign, which takes place on Saturday October 6th 2018 in Mayo, Ireland.

Starting at 11 am from the Trailhead in Mulranny to Newport.

All are welcome to join us.  Those taking part will include Alan Brogan (former Dublin Gaelic footballer) who is Ambassador for this campaign to raise funds to support elderly Irish living alone in London.

 

Campaign details are available here.

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For further details please contact admin@irishchaplaincy.org.uk or 0207 482 5528

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