Carn woman walks
FOR many years Peggy
Stringer has walked parts of the Camino de Santiago (the
Way of St James) in Spain. With the lockdown not
allowing her to travel to Spain this year, Peggy decided to do her own
Camino in County Donegal with the aim of raising money for Cancer Care West and
the Letterkenny branch in particular.
Peggy Stringer, nee Kelly, is originally from Carndonagh
and has developed a successful skin care business
in Dublin. She is also vice president of the Donegal
Association and a strong supporter of all that the
for Donegal people throughout the world.
At the end of August, this year, Peggy began her
She set out, from her beloved Inishowen, with the help of a few friends at Malin
Head and eight days later finished up at the cliffs of
Sliabh Liag, Carrick.
Peggy Stringer from Carndonagh walking
along her own Donegal Camino trek.
Peggy's Donegal Camino
started at Banba’s Crown, Ireland's most northerly point
and the 160 km trek would she her finish at Sliabh Liag,
the highest accessible sea cliffs in Europe.
Day one allowed her to see the beauty of her home
taking in the beautiful beaches of Inishowen including the lovely Five Fingers
Strand. She made her
way over the Urris hills in Clonmany and into Fanad, over
Knockalla and Portsalon to Fanad Lighthouse following
along the Wild Atlantic Way and the Rossguill Peninsula
and onto Ards Forest Park. Climbing up Errigal is a
challenge any day but Peggy, having been walking for
five days headed up on a windy and a wet
Day seven saw Peggy in Ardara for the penultimate
challenge, a 12km walk on the Sheskinmore Nature Reserve
between Sandfield and Rosbeg, where she saw some amazing
scenes of untouched natural scenery.
The final day of Peggy's Donegal Camino was to Sliabh
League. Local popular hill climber and tour guide Kevin
Maguire led Peggy and her friends into the mountains of
Glencolmcille starting at the top of Sliabh Liag and
finishing some five hours later down the Pilgrims Path
to the Rusty Mackerel.
Peggy is a determined lady when she
says she is going to do something she surely does it and this past week,
she has raised over €5000 for
the local cancer charity.
You can still donate to Cancer Care West at