Republicans are preparing to scale the highest peaks of Counties Derry and Tyrone in a 12 mile trek over the Sperrin Mountains to commemorate the 25th Anniversaries of fallen comrades.
The mountain hike is being organised by the Tyrone SF Commemoration Committee as part of a programme of events to commemorate Ireland’s patriot dead.
According to the chair of the committee, Cllr Sean Begley:
"The Walk of Freedom is a 5 or 12 mile trek over the Sperrin Mountains, commemorating the 25th Anniversaries of fallen comrades.
The full trek covers 9 peaks which include Sawel (678 m), the highest point in Co. Derry and Co. Tyrone and Mullaghclogha (635 m), the second highest point in Co. Tyrone.
Each of the 9 peaks will be dedicated to the following people:
Adain McAnespie, Co. Tyrone 21/2/88
Vols. Brendan Burns & Brendan Moley, South Armagh 29/2/88
Vols. Mairead Farrell, Dan McCann, Sean Savage, Belfast 6/3/88
Vols. Kevin McCracken 14/3/88, Caoimhín MacBradaigh Belfast, 16/3/88
Vol. Hugh Hehir, Co. Clare 6/5/88
Vol. Seamus Woods, Co. Tyrone 7/7/88
Vol. Brendan Davison, Belfast 29/7/88
Vols. Gerard & Martin Harte, Co. Tyrone 30/8/88
Vol. Brian Mullin, Co. Tyrone 30/8/88
The event is open to everyone. Entry fee is £10 / €10
Sponsor forms are available to raise money for the charity/organisation of your choice.
" Further details of the mountain challenge can be accessed online by logging on to www.sperrinschallenge.com
or by contacting your local Sinn Féin office.