St Pats out in force for Tony’s walk

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By FER­GUS DENNEHY

THEY may have braved the very worst of the week­end’s weather on Satur­day evening, but they did so know­ing that they were do­ing it all for a very good cause - the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit at the Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Kerry (UHK).

This was the fourth year of the an­nual Tony O’Donoghue Memo­rial Walk and by all ac­counts, it was one of its most suc­cess­ful years yet, rais­ing close to €2,000 for the cho­sen char­ity.

Tony was a well-loved and well-re­spected stal­wart of the St Pat’s GAA club in Blen­nerville who passed away in Septem­ber of 2014; the walk was or­gan­ised by his daugh­ter An­drea, who said that she was de­lighted with how the day went.

“The at­ten­dance was way up on last year and with the weather the way it was, we’re so happy that over 120 people showed up on the day,” said An­drea, speak­ing on Tues­day.

“We raised over €2,000 on the day which is great money and ev­ery single bit of it will go to­wards the great work of the Pal­lia­tive Care Unit,” she con­tin­ued.

The route was a fairly straight­for­ward one which ev­ery­one en­joyed and An­drea said that as long as there is an ap­petite for the walk in the area, she will strive to keep it go­ing for as long as she can.

All pho­tos by Fer­gus Dennehy.

LEFT: Carol Hick­son, Holly O’Brien, Ciara Rogers and Gemma O’Con­nell pic­tured at the fourth an­nual Tony O’Donoghue memo­rial walk at the Blen­nerville Wind­mill car park on Satur­day evening.

LEFT: Over 100 people took part in the an­nual Tony O’Donoghue walk on Satur­day evening. ABOVE: Joan De­vane, Maura Sul­li­van, Michelle Jones, Anne Con­nolly and An­drea O’Donoghue.

Roisín Kerin, Os­car Kerin and Elsin Kerin about to set out on the walk on Satur­day.

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