ALMOST €1,000 was raised following the annual Friends of Kenya Walk on Sunday which this year took in the Gap of Dunloe and Black Valley.
Starting out from Kate Kearney's on Sunday morning, almost 50 walkers were given the choice of two routes - a long walk into Lord Brandon's Cottage and back or the shorter one which turned at the Head of Gap.
All participants had returned to Kate Kearney's by 3pm where music was provided by Tim Gleeson, Tom O'Connor and Michael Cronin until 5pm.
With heavy rain affecting numbers initially on Sunday morning, organiser Tony O'Connor thanked those who turned out to support the event.
"The rain certainly didn't help in the morning as it was torrential for a while but thankfully it cleared up by noon. We still had good support considering the weather and the money raised will all go to a very good cause," he stated.
"This money will make a difference, it will go towards a residential centre for street children in Luanda and towards medical and educational expenses in Kisumu," he added.
The final total came to €945.22 and further fundraisers for Friends of Kenya are planned over the coming months and a céilí set for the Killarney Heights on October 21 (2-5pm) with dancing to the Johnny Reidy Ceili Band.