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Aisling takes on the bay

Local swimmers take on 5k challenge for charity

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Aisling Brosnan from the Spa, Tralee, will swim from Derrymore to Fenit to
raise money and awareness for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Aisling Brosnan from the Spa, Tralee, will swim from Derrymore to Fenit to raise money and awareness for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Aisling Brosnan from the Spa, Tralee, will swim from Derrymore to Fenit to raise money and awareness for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. Photo by Domnick Walsh

When Aisling Brosnan enters the water this weekend to complete the 'Across the Bay Challenge' swim from Derrymore to Fenit, it will be an occasion with mixed emotions for the Spa native.

Aisling is not only excited about putting many months of hard training to use in her 5k challenge, she will also be helping to raise funds for a charity close to her heart.

In 2014 Aisling's father, Tom, passed away following his battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Tom was a former teacher at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee before taking early retirement to help out with the family business (Total Cleaning Supplies) as a driver.