Wild Atlantic Way Challenge Completed

All the way from Kinsale to Derry! Last September we decided to walk or run the 2,600 km Wild Atlantic Way on our Active School Walkway. This involved completing an amazing 26,000 circuits of our walkway. Every long journey begins with a single step and now approximately 4,333,333 steps later we have completed the journey. We would like to thank the parents that helped us with the final push to finish our Wild Atlantic Way Challenge.

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

We know we are under pressure and we added another 111km on our Active Walkway. This brings us to Fanad Head. We settled down for the night in the lighthouse.  We have a bit of a problem – we have 237km to go which is 2370 circuits of our Active Walkway. We have averaged about 800 circuits or 80km a week and next week we have a school tour and a half-day, we are also very busy with other end of year activities. We just can’t fall short at this stage so we are calling out for reinforcements. Join us Thursday afternoon and help us to finish the challenge. From 2.30 onwards we are going to be busy on the Active Walkway, if you are free please join us and help us to complete the Wild Atlantic Way.

End of Year Celebration

We had a wonderful night at our End of Year Celebration. This was our opportunity to look back at some of the highlights of the past school year and to wish our 6th class pupils a fond farewell as they embark on the next stage of their education. We were delighted to welcome Cork football and hurling legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín to Togher N.S.  Seán Óg spoke to the children about his own time in school and the importance of education. He also spoke about his sporting career and the many benefits from participating in sport. He then presented the children with their medals. A huge thank you to Peadar (Daniel’s Dad) for facilitating this visit and our fantastic Parents Association for the lovely cakes and treats. We would like to wish Alice, Daniel, Muirís, Oisín and Shauna  all the very best in secondary school and hope that they will call to see us again sometime.

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

So close yet so far! We continue to clock up the kilometres and are making our way around the Donegal coastline. We added another 45km on our Active School Walkway and have now arrived at Brinlack, Co. Donegal . Looking at the map of the Donegal coastline it’s obvious we are facing one massive final hurdle – Lough Swilly. We are really going to have to keep motoring if we are going to make our way around this fjord and complete our challenge.

 

Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan

About 20 months ago we welcomed Ireland and Liverpool legends Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan to our school. Some children asked them what they thought about Jurgen Klopp as a manager. They both agreed that Klopp was a fantastic appointment and that he would build a successful team. How right they were! Our young Liverpool fans were delighted with Liverpools win in the Champions League Final, our young Spurs fans maybe not so much…

Republic of Ireland and Liverpool soccer legends

Ronnie and Ray sigh autographs for children at Togher NS

Ray Houghton and Ronnie Whelan at Togher NS

childrens poems presented to Ray Houghton

Wild Atlantic Way Challenge

The finish line is in sight but the last few weeks are always a busy time in Togher N.S. We put in a hugely impressive 236km on our Active School Walkway and we are ready for the final push to complete our Wild Atlantic Way Challenge. We have left Mayo and gone along the short Sligo coastline and the even shorter Leitrim coastline before arriving into our final county of Donegal. We are currently camped on the beach in Ardara, Co. Donegal.