Photos: Taking A Walk To Castlegregory In Jamie’s Memory

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Susan, Bernadette and Linda Browne, Fenit, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Susan, Bernadette and Linda Browne, Fenit, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

OVER 80 people set off from the Aqua Dome on Saturday morning for the annual Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk to Castlegregory.

The event was founded in the early 2000s by Castlegregory native, Jamie Wrenn, who died five years ago.  He wanted to give something back to Kerry General Hospital when he suffered from Cancer around that time but for the last four years, funds have gone towards the Kerry Cancer Support Services.

The walk has raised a great sum of money over the years as Sean Prendergast of Kerry Cancer Support Group explained.

“It’s one of our biggest fundraisers. We’ve run it for the past four years and it’s raised in the region of €40,000 and went a long way to buying our bus, so Castlegregory people have been very supportive,” he said.

Jamie’s son, Jimmy, who now lives in Tralee, was also there to do the walk.

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“My dad started it around 2001 because he was a cancer sufferer himself and he wanted to give something back to the hospital. It mushroomed from there but unfortunately when he passed five years ago it lapsed for a year or two. Then Mary Lynch of Kerry Cancer Support Group got in contact with me and asked could we revive it and I said ‘no problem’,” said Jimmy.

“It’s a very proud day for me. Over the years it’s raised about €100,000 for the hospital and Kerry Cancer Support Group so it’s for a great cause,” said Jimmy.

The walkers set off at 10am and stopped in Curraheen for fruit and water before being treated to much-needed food by The Junction Bar in Camp. Then it was on to a short stop at the Seven Hogs before arriving in Castlegregory for 5pm.

They then enjoyed a sponsored barbecue in Ferriter’s Pub with music by the Castlegregory Ramblers. A great day was had and loads of money raised for a great support group.

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Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline Lynch, Niall Lucey, Mary Lynch and little Zoe Lucey before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline Lynch, Niall Lucey, Mary Lynch and little Zoe Lucey before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Andy McGrath, Dublin, Janna Moriarty, Tralee and Vicky McCarthy, Tralee, before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Sarah Flynn and Maura Hennessy from Castlegregory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Andy McGrath, Dublin, Janna Moriarty, Tralee and Vicky McCarthy, Tralee, before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Participants begin the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from the Aqua Dome in Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Participants begin the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from the Aqua Dome in Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Grace and Abbey O'Sullivan with Hazel Browne and Marcella O'Sullivan, Castlegregory, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Grace and Abbey O’Sullivan with Hazel Browne and Marcella O’Sullivan, Castlegregory, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Trish Kelly, Ardfert,  James Loveridge, Oakpark, Margaret Gleasure Farmer, Tonevane and Chris Moloney, Listowel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Trish Kelly, Ardfert, James Loveridge, Oakpark, Margaret Gleasure Farmer, Tonevane and Chris Moloney, Listowel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Edward and Margaret Hoare, Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group were Edward and Margaret Hoare, Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Colin and Mary Wallace, Doon, Tralee with Neil and Mary Daly, Farranfore, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Colin and Mary Wallace, Doon, Tralee with Neil and Mary Daly, Farranfore, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lauren Nolan, Emer O'Mahony, Lesley Sugrue and Ellie Sugrue, Tralee, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Lauren Nolan, Emer O’Mahony, Lesley Sugrue and Ellie Sugrue, Tralee, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Janeve and Bill Maguire, Ardfert, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Janeve and Bill Maguire, Ardfert, taking part in the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

At back; John O'Sullivan, Aoife O'Hanlon, Jerry Flynn, Koren O'Brien and Hannah McCarthy. In front; Mary Lynch, Sandra Breen and Garda Deirdre Quinn, before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

At back; John O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Hanlon, Jerry Flynn, Koren O’Brien and Hannah McCarthy. In front; Mary Lynch, Sandra Breen and Garda Deirdre Quinn, before the start of the Jamie Wrenn Memorial Walk from Tralee to Castlegregory in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Photo by Dermot Crean

 

 

 

 

 

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