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MARATHON TASK: Tony Foley, Catherine Doyle and Ciarán Ó Mhuircheartaigh completed the Virtual Dublin City Marathon on Monday for the Killarney branch of the Order of Malta.

 

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By Michelle Crean

Taking part in the Dublin City Marathon was a non-runner for participants this year so three locals instead took on an alternative virtual challenge.

Tony Foley, father of Ronan Foley who is currently waiting to have his life-changing spinal operation, and two friends Catherine Doyle and Ciarán Ó Mhuircheartaigh, completed the Virtual Dublin City Marathon on Sunday morning.

However, as the trio had to social distance and were not allowed travel 5km outside their areas, Tony had to do a solo run of four laps of Milltown and Listry followed by an extra mile to make up the total 26.2 to complete the full marathon.

Catherine, who works as an SNA, and Ciarán a teacher, both in St Oliver's NS helped with the campaign to get 'Ronan's Op Now' out to the public. Both completed their marathons in the Kilgobnet areas.

And the Order of Malta was the chosen charity, Tony explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

"Mike Fleming and Donal McCarthy from the Order of Malta Killarney division have been so good to us," Tony said.
"Anything we needed they did for free. Ronan was in Dublin all day for tests some time ago and a journey home in the car would have been too much. They came up in the ambulance and took him home in a stretcher which was more comfortable for Ronan."

And Tony added that today (Friday) Ronan is having a minor procedure which will pave the way for his surgery hopefully in the next few weeks.

"The Order of Malta will be coming up again to help after his operation."

Taking on the marathon was an opportunity to give something back, he added.

"I saw the opportunity to raise a few pounds as a way to say thanks. So far we have approximately €1,400 raised with more to come."

To make a donation go to GoFundMeTony's marathon for the Order of Malta Killarney.

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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