The Sugarloaf Challenge

On Tuesday we climbed the Sugarloaf mountain.

Alfresco dining!

Not everyone made it to the very top but we all gave it a good shot.

“Climbing the sugarloaf was a great experience. It was the second time that I climbed it. The first time was with a group from Airdnua (a different EVE centre). One of my friends at the time was called Paddy Tobin. He only made it half way up the sugarloaf that day, as he was exhausted from the climb. A few years later he died. Yesterday, as a remembrance of my good friend Paddy, I brought his mass card up to the top of the sugar loaf and left it under a rock. Now he finally made it to the top and that’s good.” – John Yilmaz

“I had a good time climbing the sugarloaf mountain with the group. As soon as we stopped for a bit of lunch it started to rain and we had to get our rain gear on. Rachel helped me get my boots back on which I found to be very funny. We went to Avoca afterwards. I had a look around and wheeled Vicky in a trolley. I would love to try climbing the sugarloaf again but next time I’ll get to the top. The instructors picked a great place for us to go to in Co. Wicklow. It was a great challenge.” – Craig E Halpin 

“We had a good go at the sugar mountain. We nearly got to the top but we were a bit tired. We really like the coffee that we had in Avoca on the way home. It was a lovely day.” – Anthony Murray

“It was lovely to see all the fields, sheep and cows in the distance. The views were wonderful. Coming down the mountain was a little bit hard because the rocks were moving under my feet.  I’d like to do something like this again.” – David Savage

© 2017 HSE/EVE

About HSE EVE Estuary

HSE EVE Estuary Centre is part of Eastern Vocational Enterprise (EVE) and is a training centre for individuals with intellectual disabilities based in Lissenhall, Swords, HSE Dublin North East. We provide a quality service to sixty four individuals.

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