Halfway hooley at Berth 18

Pictured: Participants ready to begin.

The 12th annual Aware Harbour2Harbour Walk took place on St. Patrick’s Day recently, a great activity for those who wanted to avoid the crush of the parade.

The walk kicked off at 10.30am and participants took the 26-kilometre route starting in Howth Harbour and walking to Dun Laoghaire Harbour or starting at Dun Laoghaire Harbour and walking to Howth.

Dublin Port Company sponsored the event for the third year running and hosted the Harbour2Harbour Halfway Hooley at Berth 18, close to the Thomas Clarke toll bridge. They provided toilets, music and fun at the halfway point and a bevy of volunteers were on hand with much-needed tea and coffee on the wet and windy day.

Pictured: This pair get in theme for their walk.

98FM were the official radio partners for the walk and were also at the halfway point to bolster spirits with a spot of face painting. Glenisk was giving away free yogurt and there was also King crisps and Cadbury chocolate to boost everybody’s energy.

Pictured: Walkers at the halfway point getting much-needed refreshments.
Photos courtesy of Aware.

Dublin Port stated on their Facebook page: “Well done to everyone who took part in #harbour2harbour17 today. It was a fantastic day and great to see so many faces at the Halfway Hooley at Berth 18! Your support will go a long way to helping raise awareness and vital funds for Aware’s services.”

Participants raised sponsorship from friends and family and the wider community, with all funds raised going to Aware’s extensive support network for those living with depression.

By Jessica Ellis