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The Mens Group of Croí na Gaillimhe took park in the Mens walk on the Hill of Uisneach on June 16th 2013 on Father's Day.
Men and boys from the entire island of Ireland assembled at the foot of the Hill Of Uisneach, the exact geographical centre of Ireland. Together elders and boys, walked in the spirit of care, solidarity and brotherhood for the wellbeing of all the males in Ireland This was a celebration of maleness, one that is thoroughly inclusive and non-hierarchical. With no flags, no fliers, no selling, no preaching, just togetherness as they walk the small, gentle climb to the very centre of Ireland, this historic occasion, one that is unique in the culture of health and wellbeing of men and boys.
Some words from the Men who took part.
Last time I went for walk like this I was in my 20's. It was good to have the car. I was glad to walk the last bit of the way. I enjoyed the walk and the drums and I would go again. Joe Trumble (74)
It was very good. I didn't think there will be so many people but I even made some new friends there. I was tired at the end of the day but it helped my sleep. I really enjoyed the day out. Tom Ward (78)