The Big 3 - Irish Mountain Challenge - 23-25 August

The Big 3 – Irish Mountain Trek Challenge – 23-25 August

Conquer the Big 3 – 23-25 August 2024

Our new event for 2024, The Big 3: Irish Mountain Trek, is one for the bucket list as we welcome 30 lucky trekkers to conquer the towering peaks of Carrauntoohil in Munster, Lugnaquilla in Leinster, and Slieve Donard in Ulster, all in the span of one unforgettable weekend.


What’s included?

Transport, Information Evening, 2 x Overnight Hotel Stays (Twin-Share Room, Dinner & Breakfast), Daily Refreshments / Snacks, Mountain Guides will travel with group for duration of challenge, Exclusive Jersey and Medal, Bespoke Event Pack, Finisher Gifts, and Fundraising Support.


Payment Plans & Fundraising Support:

Event registration fee is £100.
The sponsorship target is £900 but don’t worry, hitting this is easier than you think.

Outdoor Events Manager, James Barbour, will be on hand at every step of the way to offer one-to-one fundraising support and payment advice.

  • Your Fundraising Impact

    This year, we will open our charity's first Cancer Support Centre in Enniskillen. From here we will deliver services such as Counselling, Family Support, and a Patient Driving Service to local people right on their doorstep.

    Together, our 30 Big 3 Trekkers have the potential to raise over £30k, which will go towards paying for a cancer specialist at the Centre.

  • The Big 3 event jersey
  • Exclusive Big 3 Jersey

    Be one of only 30 people in the world to get your hands on our limited edition The Big 3 event jersey.

    Simply sign up before 30 June 2024 to ensure we have the right fit in time for your weekend hike.

Big 3 FAQ’s

Who can take part?
Participants will need a high level of fitness and experience walking in mountainous terrain.

Please note this event is for over 18s only and participants must purchase their own travel insurance cover.

However, we will be inviting friends and family of participants to register for the final leg of the Big 3 Trek. Meeting us at Slieve Donard on 25 August, loved ones will be able to hike and cheer our champions on.

What if I can’t raise the £900 sponsorship?
Did you know that hosting a bake sale at work could help you raise £300-£500?
Our Fundraising team will be on hand to fully support you to achieve your sponsorship target with handy hints, advice, support, and supplies.

Are there any group or corporate discounts?
Interested in taking part in this challenge as a workplace, a group of friends, or hiking group?
Speak to James Barbour, our Outdoor Events Manager, by calling 028 9066 3281 or emailing

What is the route?

  • Carrauntuohill 1038m (Highest in Munster) – Friday 23rd August
  • Lugnaquilla 925m (Highest in Leinster) – Saturday 24th August
  • Slieve Donard 850m (Highest in Ulster) – Sunday 25th August

What is the itinerary?

  • Day 1 – Private Coach leaves 5am from Newcastle (Co.Down) to hike Carrauntuohill (6-8Hr Hike) – Stay overnight in Killarney (Towers Hotel)
  • Day 2 – Travel from Killarney to hike Lugnaquilla (6-8Hr Hike) – Stay overnight in Wicklow (Woodenbridge Hotel)
  • Day 3 – Travel from Wicklow to hike Slieve Donard (3-4Hr Hike) – End of event.

A more detailed booklet with event information is available upon registration or request.
For more information please contact

Event Form

Date & Time: 23 August 2024, 5.00am - 25 August 2024, 7.00pm


Type Price Details Book
Special Price - Registration £100 Minimum Sponsorship of £900
Family or Friends Ticket - To join your loved one on final Slieve Donard Peak £25
Total price: £0

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