RESCUE Search teams near summit of Slieve Donard
on Saturday evening
The day we climb Slieve Donard
is also the same day a Land's End to John O'Groats cycle relay arrives in Inverness, and meets up with renowned vet and wildlife photographer Rupert Kirkwood at the completion of his kayak along the 23 miles of Loch Ness to raise money for the cause.
During a 2014 performance at Slieve Donard
, and again this year in L.
The award-winning Slieve Donard
- named after Northern Ireland's highest peak atop the Mourne Mountains across the bay - was residence for our third and final night.
NEED TO KNOW KAREN BOWERMAN | was a guest of Hastings Hotels who offer B&B doubles at the Europa, Belfast, from PS100, the Culloden Estate and Spa, Holywood, from PS185 and the Slieve Donard
Resort & Spa, Newcastle from PS110.
On Saturday they go to Mweelrea, County Mayo (2,688ft) and on Sunday aim to conquer Slieve Donard
in County Down (2,796ft) and Lugnaquilla, County Wicklow (3,039ft).
We were staying at the magnificent redbrick Slieve Donard
Hotel, built in 1898 to accommodate railway passengers, among them golfers such as Vardon, six-time Open Champion and winner of the first professional tournament at the course that year.
Over 400 representatives of the travel and tourism industry in Northern Ireland attended the ceremony at the Slieve Donard
Hotel in Newcastle.
As well as Scafell Pike in England, they were lit on Snowdon in Wales, Ben Nevis in Scotland and Northern Ireland's Slieve Donard
Separate groups also set off up Scafell Pike, England's highest peak, Slieve Donard
, the highest peak in Northern Ireland and Ben Nevis, Scotland's highest point.
A group from Help for Heroes will climb Ben Nevis (4,409ft) in Scotland, Cancer Research representatives will conquer England's Scafell Pike (3,209ft), while trekkers from Field of Life will take on Slieve Donard
(2,789ft) in North Ireland.
The 'Best Ferry Company' award was presented to the ferry company at a glittering awards ceremony at the Slieve Donard
Resort in Newcastle in October.