Old Kenmare Road Walk raises funds for MS South Kerry Branch
SIXTEEN years later and the Old Kenmare Walk remains as popular as ever with people determined to do their bit to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Organised by the MS South Kerry Branch, the walkers enjoyed another memorable morning traversing through the scenic surrounds of Kenmare and Torc in Killarney.
More importantly, this walk has helped to raise in excess of €300,000 since it started – funds that are badly needed for MS sufferers in the region.
Over 250 walkers added another memorable footnote to this great event on Sunday last. It is an event made possible thanks to a number of individuals and organisations who put their shoulders to the wheel.
John O’Shea is one such person who helps out with the fundraising aspect every year and he thanked O’Callaghan’s Coaches, The Gleneagle Hotel, Kerry Mountain Rescue, O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Shop, and Order of Malta for making the day possible.
“We are delighted with it and the weather held up as well which was is always a bonus,” said John.
“We had walkers taking part from as far away as Dublin and Tipperary. When they heard about the walk they came to it and enjoyed it down to the ground. We don’t know yet what the final total raised is as the money is still being counted. I want to thank all the walkers, many of whom come back every year. It’s one of the big fundraisers in the year for MS South Kerry Branch, who don’t receive any extra funding from government,” he said.
Maura Casey, Savannah Rector, Shannon O’Sullivan, Joan O’Leary, Jerry O’Connor, Jack, Donnacha and Diane O’Leary participating in the Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk.
Tim Long, Donie Mulcahy, Bishop Ray Browne, John O’Shea and Bridie Murphy participating in the Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk from The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday.
Jerry, Conor and Siobhan Hayes participating in the Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk from The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday.
Mark and Pat O’Neill participating in the Annual Multiple Sclerosis Walk from The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Sunday.
James and Frances O’Connor.
Theresa Kissane and Anne Biggane.