Above: Members of the Three Ranges Challenge contingent about to set off on their final leg across the Comeraghs.
Could the three great mountain ranges across the three counties of Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford be traversed in three days? The answer is yes as a contingent from the De La Salle Scout Group proved over the last June Public Holiday Weekend. From the 3rd to the 5th of June last, a contingent of 14 from the Group took on the challenge to cover the 100 kilometre route across the Galtees, the Knockmealdowns and the Comeraghs. The weather was perfect for the event which saw the team climb no less than 4500 metres (about 15000 feet). There is a full account and loads of photos on our Three Ranges, Three Counties, Three Days Expedition Report.
As part of the expedition, we collected sponsorship to support the fundraising of Deirdre Guilfoyle for her work with a group called EIL in Thailand. EIL stands for Experiment in International Living Experiement in International Living and was founded in 1932. They are a non-profit organisation and their aim is to work with the poor and disadvantaged in places like Thailand so as to make a positive difference to their community. Deirdre set out for Thailand on the 3rd of July and will be working in a boys home and an orphanage until September.