Walk with Charlie Events Taking Place Across Tipperary This Weekend


After a diagnosis with motor neuron disease, veteran broadcaster Charlie Bird has organised a climb up Croagh Patrick to raise vital funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta House.

In solidarity with Mr Bird’s walk on Saturday, a number of events have been organised nationally to coincide with Charlie’s walk, including a number across the Premier County.

You can find Climb with Charlie events at these places across the locality this weekend:

  • The Red Hill, Cappawhite, on Friday, April 1st at 10am from the Church carpark in Cappawhite. Refreshments will be provided in the Cappawhite Youthreach centre after the walk and donations can be made on the morning or online here.
  • The Holy Year Cross, overlooking Clonmel on Saturday, April 2nd. Registration is from 9.30am to 12 noon at the Old Bridge, Clonmel. People can do the walk at their own pace. People are also welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at the top. Those attending are asked to wear appropriate walking/climbing shoes and weatherproof clothing.
  • Slievenamuck on Saturday, April 2nd. Starting at Christ the King between 10am and 2pm. Donations will be accepted at Christ the King on the day.
  • Sliabh Riagh mountain, on Saturday, April 2nd from 6pm to 7.30pm, from Glenbrohane Church carpark. All donations online here.

Mr Bird says he has been overwhelmed with the amount of support from the public.

“My motor neurone disease diagnosis was devastating but I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from the general public, it’s been a huge source of strength for me and my family.

“I want to use the outpouring of support to help other people suffering with a terminal illness, and those suffering from thoughts of suicide and self-harm.”