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Belfast Woman Rounds Ireland By Kayak For Mental Health

7th May 2017
Caoimhe Connor set out from Newcastle in Co Down on Tuesday, aiming to round Ireland in 40 days Caoimhe Connor set out from Newcastle in Co Down on Tuesday, aiming to round Ireland in 40 days

#Kayaking - West Belfast woman Caoimhe Connor is currently five days into her round-Ireland kayaking challenge.

As The Irish News reports, Caoimhe will be supported by friends and coastal communities around the island of Ireland as she raises funds for mental health charity Inspire.

“Over the past 10 years, I have worked with young people facing massive challenges in their lives and striving to make positive changes to their situation and build their confidence,” she writes on her blog — adding that kayaking is one of the strategies that helps her to look after her own mental health.

Caoimhe set out from Newcastle in Co Down on Tuesday 2 May, paddling clockwise around the coast — and aside from some lively water across Dundalk Bay, it’s been smooth paddling to Skerries, from where she will continue her journey south today (Sunday 7 May).

Keep up with Caoimhe’s adventure on her Facebook page, and you can contribute to her fundraising efforts HERE.

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