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Art O’Neill Challenge

Dublin, IE
Jan 6–7, 2019

Type: Other - Local

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added by: Sean

The Art O'Neill Challenge is a unique event in the Irish outdoor scene, organised by, and solely for the benefit of, Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team. Its 53km route retraces a historic escape from Dublin Castle that happened on January 6th, 1592. That night, Art O'Neill, his brother Henry, and Red Hugh O'Donnell broke out of the Castle and made for Glenmalure, to safety. On a freezing night the three made their way on foot and without the benefit of winter coats, having had to leave them in their cells. Henry and Hugh were both made it to safety but sadly Art, for whom the Challenge is named, succumbed to hypothermia along the way.


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