Donegal Camino Ireland - Charity Fundraising for Cancer Care West 2022

We look forward to walking with you.

CHARITY EVENT 2022

Donegal Camino

FROM INISHOWEN TO SLIEVE LEAGUE

Following the success of the Donegal Camino last year, we are proud to present Donegal Camino 2022, a seven day hike from Inishowen to Slieve League – Sunday 4th September to Saturday 10th September inclusive.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Donegal Camino in aid of Cancer Care West.

Photo courtesy of Matt Britton

“This is my homeland, the place I was born in, No matter where I go, it’s in my soul. My feet may wander a thousand places, But my heart will lead me back home to my Donegal”.

This was our theme song for Donegal Camino 2021 – our eight day hike from Malin Head, the most northerly point of Ireland to Slieve League in south west Donegal. This was no ordinary walk. The Donegal Camino was an extraordinary experience, showcasing the beauty of Donegal – the place and the people. Together we walked, we talked, we laughed and there was even the odd tear. We enjoyed Donegal hospitality, food, music, history and culture.

Peggy Stringer founded the Donegal Camino in 2020 and last year, she was joined by Noel Cunningham, Deirdre McGlone and about fifty walkers from all over the country. This was a great opportunity to promote our beloved county of Donegal as well as raise awareness and garner much needed funds for Cancer Care West. Between the two events, we were proud to present a cheque for €26,000 to this very worthy cause. Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who walked, donated or helped out in any way to make the Donegal Camino such an amazing success.
Donegal Camino 2022 is set to be another wonderful event. With your help, it is our aim this year to exceed the amount of funds raised by the Donegal Camino for Cancer Care West.

How do I register?

What does my registration fee cover?

  • Three professional guides on each walk
  • Insurance
  • Donegal Camino T-shirt
  • Support network vehicles, first aid and supports to ensure all walkers safety

What are the transport arrangements?

All walkers are responsible for making their own transport arrangements. Each walk will have the same start and finish point. On Day 6, a bus will be organised to take walkers from Donegal Town to the start point of the Bluestack valley with return to town after the walk.

Accommodation

Walkers are responsible for booking and confirming their own accommodation. It is advised to make reservations as soon as possible. An additional listing of quality accommodation options is available on www.govisitdonegal.com

Dinner Arrangements

There will be a selected venue for dinner each evening. Guests are advised to book directly with the restaurant. 

How can I donate to the Cancer Care West charity?

Donations can be done via www.iDonate.ie
Make Cheques payable to Cancer Care West in the name of Donegal Camino.
Set up an idonate page as part of your personal sponsorship.

How much sponsorship do I need to gather?

The primary aim of the Donegal Camino is to raise much needed funds for Cancer Care West which will make a tangible difference for cancer patients and their families in Donegal.

Last year, many people suggested that we should have sought sponsorship from participants. So this year, we are asking you to raise as much as you can and there are lots of ways you can do this. Noel is our charity guru and any help needed with fundraising ideas will be shared by him with pleasure. Together we can raise a substantial amount for such an amazing cause.

Peggy, Noel and I hope to walk with you soon.

Deirdre

Memories of Donegal Camino 2021

Cancer Care West
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Peggy Stringer – Deirdre McGlone – Noel Cunningham

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Itinerary

Donegal Camino 4th – 10th September 2022

Note

ALL WALKS START AT 10AM SHARP

Check-in from 9.30AM (9am on Day 1)

DAY 1 – URRIS HILLS

Sunday 4th September
MEET POINT: Gap of Mamore
The Urris hills walk will begin at the viewing carpark on the road leading to the top of Mamore gap. Then there will be a mountain track to the top of the Urris hills. With magnificent views over Lough Swilly, we will return to Leenan beach via the track from the lakes to Urris. Road & Mountain walk.

  Strenuous

DAY 2 – ROSGUILL PENINSULA

Monday 5th September
MEET POINT: F92 RX8C – Downings
Today’s walk will take in the roadway around the Rosguill peninsula, with breath-taking views over the North Atlantic and Sheephaven bay. Road walk. Approx. 4 hours.

  Moderate

DAY 3 – MUCKISH MOUNTAIN

Tuesday 6th September
MEET POINT: Muckish Gap Shrine
From the Grotto we will ascend 400 meters to the top of Muckish mountain. This is a mountain walk with some soft ground and some steep ground. Today we will be all off road so good boots will be required. 

  Moderate to Strenuous

DAY 4 – MYSTERY ISLAND TOUR

Wednesday 7th September
MEET POINT: Meet Point and Start Time to be confirmed
Mystery Island Tour. Keep guessing. Bring your hiking boots and gear as well as your sea legs.

  Moderate

DAY 5 – SHESKINMORE NATURE RESERVE

Thursday 8th September
MEET POINT: Tramore beach caravan and camping park
Back to nature today as we explore the Sheskinmore nature reserve at Rosbeg. Beach & Sand Dune walk. 3 hours approx. 

  Moderate

DAY 6 – BLUESTACK MOUNTAINS – CLOGHER & DISERT VALLEYS

Friday 9th September
MEET POINT: Bus departing from outside the Central Hotel, Donegal Town at 9.30am (Return to town at 5pm)
A bog track & road walk in the foothills of the Bluestack mountains.  Approx. 12km, this walk will take around 4 hours to complete. 

  Moderate but quite long

DAY 7 – SLIEVE LEAGUE

Saturday 10th September
MEET POINT: Slieve League Visitor Centre F94 W8KC
We’re back on what is said to be the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Taking the Pilgrim’s path and crossing the famous ‘One man’s path’ to the summit. Track & Bog walk. 

   Strenuous

Sponsorship opportunities

May we kindly appeal to Donegal businesses to support the Donegal Camino in aid of Cancer Care West. There are lots of opportunities to profile your brand and help us make the event even more special for our walkers.

GET INVOLVED

Registration

Donegal Camino 4th – 10th September 2022

STEP 1

Fill out the registration form and click ‘Submit Registration’

Donegal Camino 4th – 10th September 2022

The cost per walk is €30 per day, €75 for 3 days or €150 for 7 days.
Please select which day or days you would like to join us.

Donegal Camino T-Shirt

Please select which size you require:

Accommodation & Dinner

May we kindly ask you to reserve accommodation and dinner directly if required. However, we would like to provide each venue with an indication of numbers in advance.

STEP 2

Pay registration fee

What does my registration fee cover?
  • Three professional guides on each walk
  • Insurance
  • Support network (back-up cars etc)
  • Donegal Camino T-shirt

To pay the walkers registration fee, please select from the following:

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We look forward to walking with you.

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