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