Wild Atlantic Relay

4th June - 20th July 2017

The Wild Atlantic Relay from Mizen to Malin, is a walking relay across 1000 km, for people with Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland. The relay starts off on Sunday June 4th at Mizen Head finishing at Malin Head on Thursday July 20th. Paul McGovern who is living with MS, and his wife Karen are leading the relay and will be joined by MS Ireland branch volunteers and supporters with the help of Centra stores in towns along the route.

Our Ambassadors

Paul and Karen McGovern will be walking from Mizen to Malin Head to raise funds for MS Ireland. We are encouraging people to walk a leg, 10km, 5km, or even 1km to help support Paul & Karen along the way. 

Ways to get involved! 

Make a donation today!  See dates, times and locations   Text: STEPS to 50300 to donate €4

Get to know Paul and Karen

Wild Atlantic Relay - Paul and KarenPaul, 37, is from Dunleer County Louth and was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS, eight years ago, in January 2009. Paul is married to Karen. They live with Karen's son Conor and their dog. Paul got his dog Nanook, an Alaskan Malamute, after he was diagnosed with MS and Nanook gave Paul the idea to organise a walk. In 2015, Paul, Karen and Nanook walked from Salthill, Galway on the West coast to his hometown on the East Coast. 

The Wild Atlantic Relay MS Walk is Paul and Karen's next adventure. They had planned another big walk taking in the whole of Ireland while still making their way from coast to coast but, after months of planning, Paul recalls, 'my brain said yes but my body said you haven't a chance.' Two years on, Paul and Karen are taking on the challenge of walking from Mizen to Malin. As MS normally does, Paul's condition is progressing which makes this next trip all the more challenging. #walkwithMS. For latest updates follow Paul and Karen's journey on Facebook

Get in touch 

Our team are here to help email fundraising@ms-society.ie

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