first_imgTom Melvin and Jemma Jordan meeting Clodagh Barry and some of the horses that will be taking part in Clodaghs 100 mile challenge to raise funds for Donegal Down Syndrome Association”Newtowncunningham teenager, Clodagh Barry today takes on the challenge of going over 100 miles on horse back in just 24hours setting out from the most North Western point in Donegal, the lighthouse on Arranmore Island to the most Northerly point in Donegal, Malin head.This event is to raise funds for Donegal Downs syndrome Association.Clodagh’s 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.This route may be a little longer than the direct route, but as she is traveling 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. At various points along her route she will be joined by other horse and pony support riders. She would appeal to road users to be aware that there will be horses on the roads day and night in the County, to exercise caution and if they meet horses on the road, to please slow down and give them room. We would also appeal to vehicle drivers NOT to beep their car horns, but feel free to wave madly at her!!A Facebook event has been created called ‘Arranmore Island to Malin Head on Horseback’ where 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 for this uniquely Donegal event would be greatly appreciated and if you or your business would like to donate, you can contact Liam Barry at 0872634301. You can also donate to this event at or directly to the Donegal Downs Syndrome Association at Convent Road, Letterkenny. CLODAGH SADDLES UP FOR HER EPIC JOURNEY ACROSS DONEGAL! was last modified: February 20th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Clodagh BarryhorseNewtowcunninghamlast_img read more