Everest Conqueror Honoured In Civic Reception

Photo © Arthur Ellis

Clare’s Everest climber John Burke has been honoured by a civic reception at Áras Contae an Chláir.

The Spanish Point native became the first Clare person to climb the world’s highest mountain last month, and marked it by placing a saffron and blue flag on the peak.

John’s achievement was marked in a presentation at the council offices last night, along with a donation to the youth wellness charity Elevate, which he set up with his wife actress Aoibhin Garrihy.


He says his focus now will be on helping young people through his work: