Sign up for the Beirne 3 Peaks Challenge 2023

Join the Beirne family on Saturday July 8th, to take part in the Beirne 3 Peaks Challenge, to climb the three peaks of Big Sugarloaf, Little Sugarloaf and Bray Head all in one day!

Hikers can take part to remember a loved one or in honour of someone living with Cancer.  

The walk will start at 9.30am in the car park of Big Sugarloaf and will end at Bray Beach, covering a distance of 20km.

There is also the option to enter as a team and complete one climb each.

Lauren McKenna, Chloe Murphy and Louise Beirne at the launch of the ‘Beirne 3 Peaks Challenge’ in aid of Purple House, Bray

The challenge was the brainchild of Louise Beirne who says  

’We wanted to do something special together as a family in honour of our Dad, our Mum and our Sister who have all sadly passed away. We wanted to focus on doing a positive activity to help raise funds for Purple House Cancer Support, a service that has provided valuable support to our family.

All three peaks in one day are challenging, but each time it got difficult we remembered what our loved ones had gone through, and it kept us going. We were also rewarded with fantastic views over the Wicklow mountains and the coast. It’s a really special day.’

Purple House Volunteers with members of the Beirne Family at the launch of the ‘Beirne 3 Peaks Challenge’ in aid of Purple House, Bray

Conor O’Leary, Director of Operations at Purple House says ‘We are delighted to be involved with the Beirne 3 Peaks Challenge, as we feel this event is a very special way to remember our loved ones who have sadly passed away.  Wicklow is the ideal location for this event with its beautiful mountain peaks, and we hope this challenge will give people the opportunity to enjoy the best that Wicklow has to offer, while also taking a moment to pause on each peak to remember a loved one.’

Hikers are promised some fantastic views on the day, down the coast and inland to the Wicklow mountains.  

To sign up visit

If the challenge isn’t for you but you would like to donate in memory of a loved one, you can do so by clicking on the donate button on, all funds raised will go to Purple House Cancer Support’s Cancer services in the Community.

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