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Walk from Rossport to Dublin planned

Shell to Sea Walk from Rossport to Dublin
A walk across Ireland from Rossport to Dublin organised by Shell to Sea will take place in the first two weeks of August next. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />
The aim of the walk is to raise remind folk that the Shell to Sea campaign hasn’t gone away, it is an opportunity to raise awareness and a chance to talk to people across the country in the towns we walk through about the Corrib gas project and the give away of our natural resources.
A contingent of Shell to Sea campaigners will walk from Rossport to Dublin leaving the Shell compound on the 29th July and arriving in the capital on the 12th of August. We plan to bring the ‘Shell Out H.Q. trailor’ that has been part of our picket outside Shell’s Bellanaboy refinery site with us stopping off in towns along the route, to raise awareness, share information and speak with people.
We hope to have a reception in each stop over town (the bigger towns where we will stay overnight), with a short presentation about the campaign and a chance to meet people and answer questions.
On the 12th of August we will arrive in Dublin. We will end the walk at a suitably symbolic site yet to be decided. Since the Dáil will be closed probably at the Shell offices, possibly making a few stops off in Dublin calling in on Statoil etc.
People are encouraged to join in the walk for a few miles, a few days, a stage or for the whole journey. So far five people plan to walk the whole way to Dublin with many more walking part of it [to sign yourself up for part of the walk contact John Monaghan: 086 312 3439].
The walk is being coordinated by a group comprised of members of Erris Shell to Sea and Rossport Solidarity Camp, with different legs hopefully being organised by people from Galway and Dublin. We are still in the organisational stages. If you have any ideas, suggestions or would like to help out in anyway please get in touch.

Itinerary;

Day

Date

Route

Distance in miles
(Approx)

1

29th July (Sat)

Rossport- Bellanaboy

7

2

30th July (Sun)

Bellanaboy- Bangor- Bellacorrick

15

3

31st July (Mon)

Bellacorrick- Ballina

20

4

1st Aug. (Tue)

Ballina- Foxford- Strade

15

5

2nd Aug. (Wed)

Strade- Charlestown

18

6

3rd Aug (Thurs)

Charlestown- Carracastle- Ballaghdreen- Frenchpark

18

7

4th Aug. (Fri)

DAY OFF

0

8

5th Aug (Sat)

Frenchpark- Bellangare-
Tulsk- Strokestown

16

9

6th Aug (Sun)

Strokestown- Scramoge- Termonbarry- Longford

14

10

7th Aug (Mon)

Longford- Edgeworthstown- Rathowen- Ballinalack- Bunbrosna- Balnafid- Mullingar

27

11

8th Aug (Tue)

DAY OFF

0

12

9th Aug (Wed)

Mullingar- the down- Coralstown- Kinnegad

11

13

10th Aug (Thurs)

Kinnegad- Clonard- Moyvally- Enfield- Kilcock

20

14

11th Aug (Fri)

Kilcock- Maynooth- Leixslip- Lucan- City Gates

15

15

12th Aug (Sat)

City Gates- City Centre

2-3

Posted Date: 
19 June 2006 - 6:19pm