John’s five worthy causes

Five charities are set to benefit from John Tobin’s epic ascent of Croagh Patrick as part of the ‘Climb With John’ fundraiser. They are the following:

Ability West, Glenamaddy

The Glenamaddy branch of Ability West is a local group made up entirely from volunteers from the local area and surrounds. Each year the volunteers organise a ‘Fun Week’. This entails bringing the local service users on five day trips. This happens when the day services are closed for the summer and in turn acts as a form of respite for the families. 

Ashlawn, Cherry House

John attends day service, five days per week, in Ashlawn, Cherry House, Roscommon. 

  Ashlawn is a day service under the umbrella of the Brothers of Charity Services, Roscommon. This service supports young men and women with intellectual disabilities and helps them to develop skills to become more independent. Ashlawn, Cherry House, is centrally located in Roscommon, enabling John and the other men and women there to integrate into their local community.

Sunshine Class, Creggs

Creggs National School’s ‘Sunshine Class’ is a class for children with severe and profound needs attached to Creggs NS on the Galway/Roscommon border. They provide a range of facilities including speech and language, O.T., and hydrotherapy for the five children who are enrolled there.

Cuisle Holiday Centre

Cuisle Holiday Centre is the Irish Wheelchair Association’s National Holiday Centre and Ireland’s leading wheelchair accessible resort, located within the site of Donamon Castle in Co. Roscommon.

  Cuisle is a truly unique place where visitors can escape, unwind and relax.

  The fully accessible centre has 34 en-suite bedrooms, indoor and outdoor gyms, a jacuzzi, sauna, meeting rooms, bar and restaurant and is a popular venue for family celebrations, private functions and weddings.

  For further information on Cuisle please contact us on 090 6662277 or

Join Our Boys

This charity was set up for three very special brothers – Archie, George and Isaac Naughton from Roscommon – who have all been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. John has a special friendship with the three boys.