Donegal Autism Family Support Group at Errigal Tweet-up
The Errigal Tweet-Up 2014 drew lots of friends of the Donegal Autism Family Support Group to TURN ERRIGAL BLUE this year. Here are a selection of the photographs from some of those who took part.
We took the easy option and went to the Dunlewey Centre in the valley below Errigal to take advantage of the boat trip they run out into Dunlewey Lake where we could look upwards to see those dots on the top of Errigal which told us people were up there.
The photo on the left below shows Errigal, Donegal's highest mountain (2,464 feet/751 metres) from the lake and the photo on the right gives you some perspective on the hard climb the people taking part in the tweet-up faced. (Click on the pics to enlarge).
The photos in the slideshow here were submitted by some of those taking part in the climb on Sunday including Clare McCahill (of the Errigal Tweet-Up) and Geraldine Diver, Maria Ryan, Liam Porter and Ryan Keane. Just click at the top left of the lead photo (taken by Maria Ryan and adjusted by me for the lead photo), and the slideshow will run for you. If you need to speed it up, click on the top right of any photo to move along to the next one.
The third annual Errigal Tweet-Up takes place this Sunday the 6th of April 2014.
As with the past two years together with being a great get together for both twitter users and others, the event is used to raise awareness and raise funds for local charities.
This year the organisers are asking everyone to wear blue as it is the colour of Autism Awareness. During the week buildings all over the world were lit up in blue for World Autism Awareness Day and on Sunday the organisers of the Errigal Tweet-Up hope to turn Errigal blue in support of Donegal Autism Family Support Group.
The climb is being lead by local businessman Jason Black who last year became the first Donegal person to reach the summit of Everest.
But don’t worry if you are no climber, there will be a link of hands from the top to the bottom of the mountain and so people will be needed to stand from the very base all the way up and everyone is welcome to take part.
There will be an aerial photograph taken on the day and it is hoped there is lots of blue to be seen!
You can wear your own blue clothes or buy an Autism Awareness t-shirt for €10 on the day.
One of the organisers, Clare McCahill said: “The climb has always been tied in with charity so this was a perfect opportunity to tie in with a group (Donegal Autism Family Support Group) who were also climbing Errigal as part of their activities”.
Funds will also be raised for Donegal Mountain Rescue on the day (you can donate to this online HERE )and as with the previous two years old mobile phones will be collected from the base of the climb to raise funds for the Little Angels School in Letterkenny. So even if you don’t want to take part in the climb, just go to base camp and bring those old phones that are cluttering up the house ~ and enjoy the craic too.
Everyone is asked to assemble at the car park at the foot of Errigal at 11am sharp (directions: HERE or HERE).
Those taking part in the climb should wear suitable clothing and footwear and everyone takes part at their own risk.
Follow @errigaltweetup and use the hashtag #errigaltweetup
For further details TEL 085-126 2943
OUR PREVIOUS BLOG POSTS ON THE ERRIGAL TWEET-UP
Last year’s Errigal Tweet-Up HERE
First Errigal Tweet-Up HERE
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