Ailsa and Tess reach Vienna on Jailbreak adventure
Dundalk women Ailsa McGuinness and Tess McGlynn were amongst the 166 students to set off to far-flung destinations from Collins’ Barracks in Dublin on Saturday morning for the Jailbreak 2017 fundraiser.
All participants have 36 hours to reach a secret destination, the name of which will only be revealed in a series of clues throughout the event.
Participants had to raise €400 for the event’s charity partners Amnesty International and the Society of St Vincent de Paul to qualify for a place on the starting grid, and although pairs are unable to use any of their own money teams have ended up as far afield as Argentina, Indonesia and Australia in previous editions.
Ailsa and Tess, from Kilkerley, wore tricolour attire for the launch and carried an assortment of musical instruments which they hoped to use to help them on their journey.
“We have a few plans on the way but we’re winging it. We have the ukulele, a tin whistle and we’ll sing a few songs on the way and we’ll see how far we get. We’ll knock a bit of craic out of it,” said UCD student McGuinness.
So far the girls have made it as far as Vienna following a series of stop offs in Holland, Germany and Austria. They are now making their way back to Amsterdam.
Interested observers can follow the teams’ progress on JailbreakRace.com, and can send a €4 donation by texting Jailbreak to 50300.
You can also follow Tess and Ailsa’s journey on their Facebook page here.