On Saturday 16th August a like minded peoples from many parts of Carlow braved the imbriferous skies to raise money for The Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Nestled in the foothills of Slievebawn/Tomduff Hill is the towns-land of Killoughternane which was the meeting point for the walkers at the old school, now the community hall. From here they were bussed to the towns-land of Rathnageeragh for the start of the 3 mile walk.

Rewarded with panoramic views of of the valley below there was a great atmosphere and grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren took to the by-ways with gusto.

Half way there was a pit stop for refreshments and a chance to draw breath.

On arrival at the hall there was tea and sandwiches followed by non stop entertainment with singing, dancing and set dancing.

A sum of €850 was collected for the the charity and a short interview was held with Siobhan explaining how a properly trained dog could really help with autistic children and Tom Scully with dog Quaker explaining how his life and mobility has so much improved.

The chief organisers, Pat Lalor and Geraldine Byrne made a presentation through Tom to the charity.


And thanked all who helped in so many ways to make the day safe  fun and entertaining.

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