Clodagh plans marathon horse ride to Malin

On the 21-22 of Feburary, Leaving Cert student, Clodagh Barry from Newtowncunningham is going to take on the challenge of going over 100miles on horse back in just 24hours setting out from Arranmore Island to the final destination of Malin head.

This event is to raise funds for the Donegal Down Syndrome Assosiation.

Clodaghs route will begin in Arranmore on Friday 21st of February, leaving the lighthouse at 11.30am.

Following the short ferry trip, which will also be done on horseback!, She will leave Burtonport at 1.30. Her route will take her through Dungloe, Doochary, Glenveagh, Churchill, planning to get to Letterkenny about 11pm.

She will then proceed through Newtowncunningham, Burnfoot, Buncrana, to Fort Dunree, Mamore Gap, Clonmany, Malin and on to Malin Head, planning to reach there shortly after 1.30pm on Saturday.

She will be entering into Inishowen at Burnfoot at approximately 1.30am, taking 12 hours to wind her way through the Inishowen scenery to Malin Head,

This route may be a little longer than the direct route, but as she is travelling on horseback, she is keen to stay off the main roads as much as possible.

Due to the vast distance involved, Clodagh will be using more than one horse and would like to thank those that have offered the use of their horses for parts of the route.

A Facebook event created called ‘Arranmore Island to Malin Head on Horseback’ were the full route will be documented and approximate arrival times along the route will be added.

If anyone wishes to walk, run, cycle or ride on horseback with Clodagh along any portion of the route, they are welcome to join.

All sponsorship would be greatly appreciated and if you or your business would like to be involved in this very unique event, you can contact Liam Barry at 0872634301.