Cairde’s charity climb raises hundreds for National Graves Association


LAST month, members of Cairde na h√Čireann cumann, Glasgow Republicans, took part in a charity climb at Ben Lomond.

The event was postponed from its original date of November 1 due to adverse weather and was intended to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the death of Kevin Barry. It took place a week later.

Through donations made from the Irish community in Glasgow and beyond they raised a total of £705 for National Graves Association, Belfast.

Last year, they also held an Easter Lily drive at Celtic Park to raise money for the NGA, but due to the pandemic had to cancel this years event.

Cairde would like to place on record their thanks to everyone who sponsored them in these trying times and also stated that they ‘are proud to continue supporting an organisation that does amazing work preserving the final resting places of our patriot dead.’