Donegal set to host Celtic sleepout event

Everyone at Celtic Football Club and Celtic FC Foundation was devastated by the recent tragic events in Creeslough, County Donegal.

We will be hosting a Sleep Out event in Donegal as part of this year’s Christmas Appeal, from which a portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to assisting those affected by the tragedy, over the festive period.

The Celtic Sleep Out will take place on Saturday, December 3 at Na Méilte (The Banks) in Mullach Dearg, which is located in the Rosses area of Donegal and is home to the local GAA club Naomh Muire Íochtar Na Rosann.

Sleep Out participants will spend the night – from 10.00pm to 6.00am – battling the elements outdoors, all for a wonderful cause.

Registration for the event is now open HERE. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The non-refundable registration fee is £30/€35 per person. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions thoroughly before committing to your agreement and signing up.

Each participant is tasked with raising a minimum of £135/€150 (after the entry fee) to support this year’s Christmas Appeal.

Due to anticipated severe weather conditions, this event will be exceptionally challenging, both mentally and physically. Therefore, participants must be aged 18+ and be in an appropriate physical condition to take part.

Celtic FC Foundation will provide a ground mat and foil sheet/blanket but participants are required to bring the appropriate equipment and wear relevant clothing and footwear.

The Rosses area holds special historical significance to Celtic Football Club, having provided the first sod of turf to be laid at the new Celtic Park in April 1995.

The gift of this sod of turf was in keeping with the very strong Donegal and Irish connection with the Club and a number of the CSC’s members presented the sod to Fergus McCann and Packie Bonner who, of course, is a native of the Rosses area.

The ceremony mirrored the 1892 donation of turf by Celtic Patron, Michael Davitt for the original Celtic Park, with the sod widely believed to have been from Donegal.

We offer special thanks to our friends at The Association of Irish Celtic Supporters Clubs, the Association of Donegal Celtic Supporters, the Rosses CSC and our fantastic hosts at Naomh Muire Íochtar Na Rosann, whose unwavering generosity, advice and assistance have been instrumental in the organisation of the event.

Funds raised will help bring relief this festive season to those struggling at an especially challenging time of year.

The primary focus for monies raised through this Donegal event will be to provide support directly in Ireland, including to those within the Creeslough community.

So please follow in the footsteps of Brother Walfrid and help us make a difference to those most in need within our communities this Christmas.

Thank you so much for your wonderful support!