Upcoming and past events

1302, 2019

Ethiopian Highland Trek 2019

Email or Phone on 021 4806425 to register WHEN: 20th October- 3rd November (14 days) WHAT: -Trekking in the Wollo Highlands, -Visiting projects being supported by Africa Direct (partly co-funded by Irish Aid), -Staying in local communities (in good huts funded by Irish Aid through community tourism schemes), -Sharing tea/coffee ceremonies, -Watching and joining dances, -Sit down toilets with views over the valleys and a bucket shower. [...]

2105, 2018

Cork Trekkers Fund Highlands Schools

Leading a trek in the Ethiopian Highlands in 2015, Passage West born Martin Coughlan visited a small local school. Built of mud walls on a wood frame, it was leaning over precariously. The children were squeezed three to a desk on rough earth floors. With too many children for the few classrooms they have two shifts morning and afternoon. Come June the rains will start and at over 3000 [...]

2102, 2018

Registration Now Open: Kitale Volunteer Trip 2018

Registration is now open to join this years group of volunteers heading to Kitale! June 30th to July 13th a group of Africa Direct volunteers will be working in Kitale, Northwest Kenya, alongside our partner the Good Shepherd Sisters Kitale. This is the fifth trip of its kind, with the previous years' groups having great success (read the comments at the bottom of the page). The cost is [...]

801, 2018

Cork Harbour Cycle 2018 Registration Now Open

Two beautiful Cycles Around Cork Harbour Area Sunday March 4th REGISTER and FIND INFO FOR THE CORK HARBOUR CYCLE 2018 40Km Leisure Cycle Suitable for All Cyclists to Enjoy, our annual cycle since 2003. Cycle the waterfront, only one short hill, take it easy, enjoy the scenery, snacks and soup, and free reflector vests (but bring your own helmet). Start in your own time 8.30 to 10.00 [...]

3012, 2017

Kilimanjaro Trek 2018

Registration for 2018's Trek is now OPEN! When: 23rd June - 4th of July What: Climb the Machame Route over 6days, back to Nairobi for a safari in Nairobi National Park and visit some projects run by our partners How much: €2980 (see 'Price & Booking information' link below for more info) For more information see links below: 2018 Trip Itinerary Prices & Booking information

2003, 2017

Cork Harbour Cycle 2017 Now Open for Registration

Two beautiful Cycles Around Cork Harbour Area as an event of the Cork Harbour Festival June Bank Holiday Weekend Monday June 5th (Note: Cork Harbour Marathon has been moved to Sunday 4th) REGISTER HERE FOR CORK HARBOUR CYCLE 2017 OR VISIT OUR OFFICIAL WEBPAGE 40Km Leisure Cycle Suitable for All Cyclists to Enjoy, our annual cycle since 2003. Starting 9.00 am (Age limit 14 [...]

3101, 2017

Weekly Meetings

EVERY THURSDAY @ 6.30pm at the South Parish Hall, Cork. This Thursday: Organising our largest annual fundraiser; Cork Harbour Cycle, and having a brief look at where the cycles' money will be going; Jamanoor housing project. Anyone who wants more info, or to be sent a quick reminder by text, can message us by Facebook or phone 021 4806425   Some more fundraisers happening:   Croagh [...]