GOOD NEWS. Our 22nd Annual Autumn Charity Challenge goes ahead in the Burren, Co Clare on October 2/3/4, next. It will be based in the four-star, Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. Co Clare, which is ideally located for exploring the Burren. A superb choice of guided walks catering for all ages and fitness levels will be on offer including a circuit of the northwest Burren overlooking Black Head; a walk on historic Slieve Oughtmama; a full traverse of the famous Cliffs of Moher Path from Hags Head to Doolin and an easy nature and heritage walk exploring fascinating the flora and antiquities of the area.

The contribution of €199 entitles you to accommodation and breakfast on Friday and Saturday, gala dinner on Saturday evening and use of the hotel’s swimming pool and leisure centre. A €60 deposit secures your place. For a memorable weekend, book now with, Michael Sutton, 17 Willowmere Drive, Thurles Co Tipp Tel: 086 – 4009989 email; michaelsutton1949@gmail.com.