Dillon Lynch climbed to the summit of Trostan in county Antrim on 11th September last, bringing his county high point challenge to an end and at the age of 9 making it more special as he is now the youngest person to reach the highest point of each of the 32 counties of Ireland.
The real end of the challenge took place on Saturday last with an interview on CRK FM followed by a celebration and cheque presentation in Sheahans Bar Kildorrery.
Dillon began by thanking everyone that supported the fundraising, anyone that helped with the completion of the climbs and everybody involved in preparing for the celebration night. Dillon then presented a cheque of €1,670 to Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services in Mallow followed by a cheque for the same amount to Kildorrery Karate Club. Dillon went on to congratulate his club colleagues of Kildorrery Karate Club on their recent success in the SKDUN World Karate Championships in Bulgaria. Members of the club displayed some of their karate moves for everyone to enjoy.
A great night was had by all with great music singing and dancing provided by Rachel Lynch and her friends, Ciara Dunne, Micheál Fogarty, Anna O’Sullivan, Éanna Hyland and with lots of amazing participation by others making the night even more spectacular.
Dillon has documented the entire challenge by creating a website with the help of Coder Dojo classes organised by Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services in Mallow, check it out at; https://dillons32chpchallenge.github.io/progress/index.html
or on facebook at; https://www.facebook.com/32-County-High-Point-Challenge-953465461439788/
“Thanks again to everybody for their support”, Dillon