NATHAN’S WALK: Denis and Marie O’Carroll launched ‘Nathan’s Walk ‘ Darkness into Light in memory of their son Nathan, in Reidy’s Killarney. Picture: Eamonn Keogh
By Sean Moriarty
Organisers of the annual ‘Nathan’s Walk’ Darkness into Light event will open registration desks at Killarney Racecourse from 3pm today (Friday).
The annual walk, which gets underway at 4.15am on Saturday morning raises funds for self-harm charity Pieta House.
Nathan’s Walk was the first such event outside Dublin, but Darkness into Light is now a worldwide event.
The local walk was founded by Marie O’Carroll who lost her son Nathan to suicide in 2007, when he was aged 14.
To-date over €350,000 has been raised for the charity by participants in the local event.
Already over 800 people have signed up online but Marie will take walk-in entries too and that is why she is opening registration at the racecourse from 3pm today.
“We will be there until around 9pm for anyone who wants to register,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “After that we will go home for a lie down before returning again at 1am to get it all organised.”
The 5k walk follows its traditional route from the racecourse, via Ross Castle, along the lake shore walk and back to the racecourse where refreshments will be served to all participants.
Darkness into Light is a worldwide event, with walks taking place in hundreds of locations, each of them starting at 4.15am local time.
London will host two events for the first time and both of them are organised by Killarney people.
Tara Cronin has been the chair of the Cricklewood event since its inception five years ago. A new walk this year will take place at the London Irish Rugby Club’s training ground at Hazelwood and is being organised by Liam Kearney.
“Being a Killarney man myself we will strive at our newly established Hazelwood walk to mirror the fantastic fundraising work and support being generated by our own Killarney woman Tara Cronin at the north-west London Walk venue,” Liam said.
Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.
They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.
Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.
“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”
Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
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It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.
We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.
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“It takes a community to save a life”
The AED at Daly’s SuperValu on Park Road is available 24 hours a day seven days a week for use in an emergency. Many witnessed the recent Euro 2020 incident in which a player suffered cardiac arrest and was resuscitated using high quality CPR and AED. “Citizens can provide this same intervention by hands […]
The AED at Daly’s SuperValu on Park Road is available 24 hours a day seven days a week for use in an emergency.
Many witnessed the recent Euro 2020 incident in which a player suffered cardiac arrest and was resuscitated using high quality CPR and AED.
“Citizens can provide this same intervention by hands only CPR and utilising an AED,” Kevin O’Leary from Killarney Cardiac Response Unit (KCRU) said.
“It takes a community to save a life and you can find out how to be part of it by visiting www.killarneycru.ie.”
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