Special Olympics – Together At Home

A group of Vitalograph Ireland staff have committed to part-take in the Special Olympics Ireland 5 iconic walks Challenge.

From Tuesday the 25th of August to Saturday 29th they are going to do walks in different parts of County Clare of not less than 5 kilometers per day.

This is a very worthy charity and the following link provides details on the event


The fund-raising is primarily to support their ‘Together at Home’ Programme providing support to Special Olympics athletes during these challenging times.

More information on this worthy cause can be found at https://www.specialolympics.ie/sport/together-at-home-programme. If you would like to support your colleagues undertaking this challenge you can donate at the following link – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Vitalograph-Special-Olympics-Fundraiser. Please feel free to share this link.

We will also put a donations box in the Ennis canteen in the coming days.

Many thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope we can give some support to this worthy cause.

Final Update – 7th Sept, 2020.

Just a final BIG THANK YOU to everyone that walked and also to everyone else for their support.

We have reached a total of €2,144 which is far beyond our expectations.

Special Olympics are delighted with the response and also thank everyone for the generous contribution

Update #6 – 31st August, 2020

I have just counted the jar in the Canteen and it gave a total of €110.75 which is very generous considering the amount of online donations also made by staff.

I have made a payment of this to the online system so the grand total raised now sits at €1,600.

Thanks again to everyone for being so generous,


Bernard Mulcahy.

Update #4 / #5 – 29th & 30th August, 2020.

Friday was a showery day but well worth it for the views from the top of the 12 O’Clock Hills in Kilkishen

Update #4 28th August, 2020. 12 O’Clock Hills in Kilkishen.

On Saturday we walked from Hags Head to O’Brien’s Tower, and back, on the Cliffs of Moher.

Update #5 – 29th August 2020. Cliffs of Moher.

So 5 Iconic walks completed!! A big thanks to all who joined us on the walks.

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for their generous donations. As of now we have over €1400 raised online We have not counted the jar in the canteen yet but it is clear everyone has been very generous. So thank you all for this very worthy cause. We will count the jar later to day and update you during the week on the final figure. But again a huge thanks to everyone

This is a very good cause and donations can still be made to the jar or via this link.


Update #3 – 28th August 2020.

3 down 2 to go

Update #3 – 28th August 2020. Belvoir.

Everyone has been very generous and we now have over €800 between online and cash donations. A huge thank you to everyone !


Today we will again be walking at 6 pm. This time the 12 O’Clock Hills from the Belvoir (Torpey’s) carpark. This is an 8Km walk and will be steep and muddy after this week’s rain.

Please feel free to join us

Update #2 – 27th August 2020.

Day two down – Much better weather this time !

Update #2 – 27th August 2020, Dromore Woods

Today we are heading for Dromore Woods – Meeting at the entrance at 6pm for anyone that wishes to join in.

This is all for a very good cause , Special Olympics Ireland, so many thanks to those that have donated via the jar in the Canteen and the donations link . Our current today is over €500 so a big thanks to everyone


Update #1 – 26th August 2020.

Day one down, four to go . This evening we are doing Lough Avalla Farm Loop, Burren at 6 pm from the Burren National Park car-park.

Please feel free to join us.

This is all for a very good cause , Special Olympics Ireland, so many thanks to those that have donated via the jar in the Canteen and the donations link


Over €400 to date and hopefully more by the end of the week !

Update #1 – 26th August 2020, Lough Avalla Farm Loop, Burren at 6 pm

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