Call Goes Out For Participants In The Bill Kirby Memorial Walk On St Stephen’s Day

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Participants at last year’s Bill Kirby Memorial Walk. Photo by Dermot Crean

FOR what’s now become an annual fixture of Christmas celebrations, the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk will take off once more from Rock Street on St Stephen’s Day, December 26.

Festive attire is encouraged for the Christmas walk (or run) which would go some way in working off some excesses of the day before.

The weather stayed fine last year for the walk, which has raised nearly €300,000 to date for charity ever since it began as a fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society back in 1999. Since 2006, all money raised has gone to the Kerry Hospice.

After gathering from 11am, the four mile walk will depart from the Brogue Inn at 11:30am, up Rock Street over to the Bracker Regan Road, down Caherslee than back to The Rock through Pembroke Street.

Organised by Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor, the day, which has become a real tradition in town. After the walk, participants will get a chance to warm up after with hot drinks back in the Brogue Inn.

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