Be active for change

‘On the move’ is an exciting series of fitness and adventure challenges taking place across the country to raise funds for Focus Ireland. Take part in a selection of events in locations nationwide, discover the natural beauty of Ireland, and fundraise to support homeless services.

Experience Ireland’s outdoors with a purpose, whether you prefer to hike up a mountain, cycle, or simply walk and take in the breathtaking scenery, there is at least one challenge made just for you. We have six exciting events for you to choose from - ascent Ireland's highest peak in Kerry, or traverse through quaint towns, woodlands, and bogs on the famous Achill Greenway... 

Take a look at the complete list of challenges below and choose which one(s) you’d like to take on, take on them all, or simply choose to take on your own challenge!

Raised so far

€55,531 raised

€55,531 raised

Hikes

Carrauntoohil peak

Carrauntoohil Hike
8th July 2023

A castle surrounded by trees

Glendalough Hike
13th July 2023

A person sitting on a rock overlooking the sea

Full Moon Sliabh Liag Hike
5th August 2023

Greenways

A picture of a lake

Waterford Greenway
29th July 2023

A picture of a bridge on a river

Westport to Achill Greenway
9th September 2023

Choose your own

Choose your own date, time, difficulty level, and location to suit you.

Organising your own challenge can be fun and rewarding while making a real difference. There are many beautiful places in Ireland to choose from for your walk, hike, or cycle. Or are you already planning a trip? If so, you can raise much needed funds for homeless services while you're on your adventure. Our team will support you with ideas and fundraising materials.

How it works

Register

Registration is open! Select the challenge(s) you would like to take part in, pay the corresponding registration fees, and create your very own fundraising page.

Fundraise

Set your fundraising target, share your fundraising page with family and friends, and start raising vital funds for homeless services

Complete your challenge(s)

Take part in the challenge(s) of your choice, and make sure to share your experience on social media. Share the reason why you decided to get moving for Focus Ireland, and post pictures of the beautiful Irish outdoors.

Support children & families

Currently in Ireland there are 1,770 families including 3,699 children without a home. Please support our fundraisers and donate to help us raise vital funds for children and families experiencing homelessness.

8th July 2023

Carrauntoohil Hike

13th July 2023

Glendalough Hike

29th July 2023

Waterford Greenway

5th August 2023

Full Moon Sliabh Liag Hike

9th September 2023

Westport to Achill Greenway

Our Objective

With the support of Horizon Therapeutics and your fundraising efforts and generous support, we’re aiming to raise €150,000 to support people who are experiencing homelessness across the country.   

With over 12,200 people currently without a home in Ireland, and with figures steadily increasing month after month, we need you now more than ever to join us in the fight against homelessness. You can make it possible for us to keep providing vital services for children and their families who do not currently have a home of their own.

About Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes across Ireland.

We are driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong.

Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates victims out of ordinary people and robs them of their potential, and wrong because it can be prevented and solved; allowing it to continue undermines society.

We need to challenge our society to think and act differently.

We are committed to challenging everything about homelessness: the causes, systemic failures, people’s perceptions and how it is tackled.

About Horizon Therapeutics

Horizon Therapeutics is a longstanding supporter of Focus Ireland and is proud to be part of 'On the move'.

Horizon is a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development and commercialisation of medicines that address critical needs for people impacted by rare, autoimmune and severe inflammatory diseases.

We are delighted to be partnering with Focus Ireland throughout the summer on these adventures to raise vital awareness and funds to tackle the challenge of homelessness in Ireland.