MS WALK: At the launch of the annual Old Kenmare Road Walk in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Ireland South Kerry branch were from left: Donal McCarthy, Pat O’Neill, Kaye Fleming, Jimmy O’Callaghan (O’Callaghan Coaches), Mike O’Gorman and John O’Shea. Picture: Eamonn Keogh


By Michelle Crean


Get your walking gear on and help a local charity as the Multiple Sclerosis Ireland South Kerry branch are planning their 17thannual walk next month.

Local man John O’Shea from Muckross founded the walk which to date has raised €300,000.

He is once again calling on people to come and support the event which takes place on Sunday, October 13.

Funds raised from the walk along the Old Kenmare Road, will go to MS services for the South Kerry area, and John explained that it’s an event which brings great crowds every year.

“It’s our 17thyear and it’s a good family day out,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Around 200 people take part every year and we’re always looking for new walkers to take part.”

Participants will meet between 9am and 10am at the Gleneagle Hotel on the morning of the walk, he explained.

“We get bussed into Kenmare Town and are collected at Torc on the way home.”

And he said he’d like to thank all those who help to make it a success.

“We’d like to thank the Gleneagle, O’Callaghan’s Coaches for providing transport, O’Sullivan’s Outdoor Shop in New St., without their support it wouldn’t be possible.”

For cards and more information call John O’Shea on 087 2348824.