We Came, We Climbed, We Conquered

Tue Jul 23 2019

Saturday 20th July 2019 saw over 120 General and Financial Broker, along with friends and family, complete the 10th annual MyBrokers Ireland Climb of Croagh Patrick. The Climb began in 2010 in honour of Dave McDermott, Hastings Insurance who sadly passed away in 2009. The 10th anniversary of this event was met with a fantastic turnout from Brokers Ireland members from all over the country.

Joining those climbing was Justin McDermott of Jigsaw, Ireland Youth Mental Health charity, and the MyBrokers Ireland charity partner for 2019. Justin was excited to be a part of this years’ event and raced to the top of the reek with enthusiasm and good humour. All funds raised from the Climb went directly to Jigsaw who provide vital supports to young people with mental health challenges.

There With Bells On

Also racing to the summit of Croagh Patrick were the Mayor of Galway Cllr. Mike Cubbard, Dermot Murray, CEO of the Insurance Institute, Brian Curtis, President of the Insurance Institute, Jim Molloy, President of Insurance Institute of Galway, Ruth McArthur, President of Insurance Institute of Dublin and Julie Jennings, President of Insurance Institute of Sligo.  All completed The Climb in full chain of office regalia and did the Insurance Institute proud.

A big thank you goes to FBD Insurance for sponsoring The Climb for the seventh year in a row. Denis O’Leary along with Dominic Sheridan and Kate Tobin from FBD and their partners attended in great spirits and it was a pleasure to have them there. A special thank you also goes to our co-sponsors for the 2019 climb – Irish Broker Magazine, Premium Credit, Robertson Low and 360 Search. Without their generosity and support the climb would not have been as successful as it was. T-shirts were sponsored this year by Hastings Insurance Brokers and entertainment sponsored by Allianz.

A big thank you to the teams who joined us, those from Hastings, Thomond Underwriting, Travelers, Allianz and Aviva, and to all those who attended this years’ event. Your support like the support of so many Brokers, friends and family was greatly appreciated.

Whether it was your first, fifth or tenth climb, it was an honour to climb with you all.

There will be more opportunities during the year to support Jigsaw, such as the raffle at Annual Lunch, pub quiz and much more.

If you would like to make a donation to this year’s designated charity, please visit our charity page on


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