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Day 3: The Long Walk from Rossport to Dublin - Monday 31st July 2006

Once again the weather was against us as we set out on day 3 (31st July 2006) of ‘The Long Walk from Rossport to Dublin’ The skies opened and the rain lashed down as the walkers emerged from the shadow of the Bellacorick Power station. It hasn’t been easy camping out in this weather!

The walkers numbered twelve as they set off from Bellacorick but picked up a few along the way to Ballina. 20 walkers finished the 3rd leg of ‘The Long Walk from Rossport to Dublin’.

Approaching the musical bridge.

As the group said goodbye to the power station and headed to Crossmolina the rain didn’t let up.
Not ones to have their spirits dampened, even by the weather, the walkers much appreciated the support they received along the way demonstrated by all the hooting of horns.
Once in Crossmolina, Reilly’s welcomed the walkers and stood them refreshments which were very much appreciated.

Then the sun came out and a crowd gathered at the bridge, interested in the story so far, offering encouragement to the walkers and the campaign.

Back on the road again heading for Ballina and this time very dangerous bends had to be negotiated and handled by the support services ‘Shell To Sea’ backup vehicles.
We take safety very seriously in this campaign!
With Nephin at their backs, the walkers headed to Ballina.

Thanks to the Arts Centre in Ballina who generously reserved the parking area at the front of their building to accommodate the travelling ‘Trailer HQ2’

The Trailer HQ2 has kindly been donated for the duration of the walk by the Irish company West Wood Trailers who are the leading suppliers of trailers in Ireland. Thanks a million West Wood.

Later on there was a bit of a hooley at the Merry Monk, Ballina, traditional supporters of the Shell to Sea campaign.

Posted Date: 
21 August 2006 - 1:10am