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Conor Murphy launches Kingdom of Mourne Challenge

22 August, 2008

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Mourne, Conor Murphy joined Everest and K2 mountain climber Banjo Bannon outside Millets today to launch the Kingdom of Mourne Mountain Challenge.

Also present at the launch was representatives from Millets, one of the main sponsors of the event.

Mr. Murphy who is taking part in the event said,

"On Saturday 4th August we will leave from Newcastle, Co. Down on a 26 mile hike across the Mournes to Rostrevor.

"All money raised will be in aid of the O'Donovan Rossa Heritage and Cultural Society.

"I understand that there are still a number of places left for teams or individuals who wish to partake and I would encourage those who wish to take place in this exciting event to do so." ENDS

Anyone wishing to take place in the Kingdom of Mourne challenge should email [email protected]

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