X Marks the Spot in Glenbower Woods Annual Treasure Hunt in Aid of The Bike Stand and The Community Hal

By Seamus Whelehan


Killeagh/ Inch 2020 are hosting their Annual Treasure Hunt on Sunday 23 September.  The event, held in conjunction with the Killeagh Inch Community Council, will take place in Glenbower Woods between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

The family orientated occasion is designed to help bridge a funding gap in maintaining the local amenity and increase facilities in Killeagh village.   “We have put together an exciting afternoon of entertainment, with fun activities centred on the main theme of the Treasure Hunt” commented Ciara Brennan (Killeagh Inch 2020, Committee Member).  She added, “there are some exciting prizes thanks to a number of generous sponsors including The Regal Cinema Youghal, Perks, Leahy's Open Farm, Midleton Distillery,  Fota Wildlife Park, Rochestown Park Hotel, Abernethy Ford,  Hurley’s SuperValu Midleton,  Brooks Super Valu Youghal,  Kearney’s Tallow and some family passes to Youghal Clock Tower”

Glenbower is popular with walkers, joggers and nature lovers, and has been the location for many events over the years, including May Sunday. Some of the clubs that use the woods have made contributions, but further funding is required to maintain the infrastructure and improve the areas offering to the outdoor enthusiast.   Tickets for the event cost €5 per person, children under 3 go free. There is also a Family ticket for families of 4 or more for €20. Proceeds from the Treasure Hunt will go directly to developing a bike stand within the village centre, and repairs to the Community Hall.   Ms Brennan said “Glenbower has a lot of potential, and we want to improve the village surroundings where needed.”  “If the Midleton to Youghal Greenway is developed we want to attract more visitors and their euro into the region, but at present it’s all about upgrading what’s already there.”

Killeagh Inch 2020 can be contacted through their Facebook page or alternatively you can register between 2:00pm and 2:30pm on Sunday 23 September at the Woods.