Eamon's memory to the fore on Good Friday walk

Eamon O’Connor’s son Aiden (back) and wife Mary (right) with Agnes McCarthy and Eileen Sheehy launching the Good Friday Walk in his memory on Friday. The walk takes place from 10am on Good Friday, April 19, next. Photo by Domnick Walsh
Eamon O’Connor’s son Aiden (back) and wife Mary (right) with Agnes McCarthy and Eileen Sheehy launching the Good Friday Walk in his memory on Friday. The walk takes place from 10am on Good Friday, April 19, next. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Fergus Dennehy

For all those interested in taking part in the upcoming Eamon O'Connor Memorial walk in Listowel - don't forget that sponsorship cards are available to pick up from a number of locations around town.

Eamon, who was one of the town's most beloved publicans when he ran the 'Mike the Pies' bar passed away a number of years ago but will now once again be honoured with a walk in his name on Good Friday, which this year takes place on April 19.

An avid participant in the walk during his own life, this is now the third year running that Eamon's name be associated with the event.

The Listowel walk is in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. There are three distance options for people to choose from in this memorial walk/run - a 10k route or 5k/3k. Eamon's popularity in the local area was clear for all to see with the huge turnout at the walks over the last two years. 

The fundraising walk will commence from the St Patrick's Hall in Listowel while sponsorship cards for the walk are available from JK Sports or Mike The Pies. Organisers say that they are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the walk. 

The Listowel walk is just one of many walks taking place throughout he county on the day, with walks planned in Tralee and Castleisland to name a few.

Contact Mary on (087)237 0766 or Jenny on (086)3934134 for more details; registration is also available on the day. All of these annual events are vital fundraisers for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Kerryman

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