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Malin Head – Tarifa Drive Blog


The non-stop charity challenge will take place on Tuesday, 5th May and the trio will start their journey at Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head and drive to Spain’s most southerly point, Tarifa.

The journey is expected to last around 37 hours and the three shopping centre managers will take it in turns to drive the Kia Sorento throughout the trip. CEO of Irish Cancer Society, John McCormack and Mark Mellett, Head of Fundraising at the Irish Cancer Society, will meet the three men at Dublin Port, to wish them well on their charity challenge, before they board the ferry to Holyhead.

After the two hour sailing Brian, Páraic and Kevin will make the journey across the UK to Dover, Kent where they will board another ferry to Calais, France. They’ll continue to drive across France and into Spain for the final stage of the 1,932 mile trek to Tarifa.

This is the third year that the trio have come together to raise money for charities and they have raised over €20,000 to date. Since 2013, the men have climbed Mt. Killimanjaro, pushed a trolley from Letterkenny to Laois, via Galway, cycled a trandem (3 man bike) from Malin to Mizen as well as trekking 115km of the Sahara Desert. Brian McCracken, manager of Letterkenny Shopping Centre, said, “We’re delighted to be partnering with the Irish Cancer Society this year. We were over the moon when Seamus McLaughlin from Inishowen Motors agreed to provide us with the Kia Sorento for our charity challenge– it was a real boost towards a great cause. We’re also very grateful to Atlantic Travel Letterkenny for arranging sponsorship from Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries for our trip. We know how hard it is for charities out there, so we’re just trying to raise some awareness and funds to help support the great work of the Irish Cancer Society.”

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Date posted: May 1, 2015