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Limerick Man Barry Lenahan to Climb 26 Peaks of Ireland in Aid of Limerick Suicide Watch

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Barry Lenahan – the Limerick Man is set to climb 26 peaks of Ireland over the course of 2022.

Limerick Man Barry Lenahan to Climb 26 Peaks of Ireland in Aid of Limerick Suicide Watch

By I Love Limerick correspondent Abby Ward

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Limerick Suicide Watch are a voluntary organisation that rely on donations for their equipment and operation of the group.

Limerick Man Barry Lenahan is climbing 26 of Ireland’s highest peaks throughout 2022 in aid of Limerick Suicide watch.

Barry said, “Limerick Suicide Watch is my chosen charity for my 26 peaks of Ireland which I aim to complete by the end of 2022 at the latest. My goal is to have completed all 26 peaks of Ireland by the end of 2022 and to reach his donation goal on GoFundMe. I plan to complete this challenge by the end of the year and is hoping that the local and wider community so I can help to raise money for this incredible local volunteer group.”

The 26 highest peaks span across 32 counties in Ireland. The highest of peaks Barry will face climbing is Carrauntoohil in County Kerry. The peak stands at 1039 metres.

Limerick Suicide Watch is a voluntary organisation that patrols the bridges in Limerick City, providing support to those in distress or who may be contemplating suicide. 

Limerick Suicide Watch visits schools, places of work and operates seven nights a week over the Shannon River. They are currently looking for new volunteers and currently looking for a new location due to council rules.

They are a group of volunteers that depend solely on donations from the public as they get no government funding. They provide all adequate first aid training if you agree to become a volunteer.

The money raised will help fund training, purchase safety equipment and go towards the day-to-day operation of the group. 

To donate to Barry’s GoFundMe, go HERE 

For more stories on Limerick Suicide Watch, go HERE 

 

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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