Post Tagged with: "Donal Walsh"

Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Spa NS pupils with Elma Walsh and Principal Peter Linehan launching the Donal Walsh 6km Walk/Run at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Looks Forward To The Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

May 4, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S.  as the 2018 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched on Thursday. This will be the fifth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amazing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Inside 'Donal's Den', a special room in the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry, were Elma Walsh, Elysha Brennan, Kate Brennan and Valerie Kerins on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Room For Young People At New Palliative Care Unit Fulfils Donal’s Wish

September 25, 2017 at 2:02 pm 1 comment

THE wonderful new Palliative Care Unit was officially opened last Friday at University Hospital Kerry and among its many great facilities is a new space for younger people. ‘Donal’s Den’ is a room funded by the Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife’ Foundation and Fionnbar and Elma Walsh were at the unit to […]

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,Noel Mulligan, Robert Flaherty, Joe Walsh, Elma Walsh, Finbar Walsh, Ann O'Callaghan, Grainne Hayes, Eaneas Horan and Pat Kearney at CBS for the unveiling of the bench dedicated to Donal Walsh. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

ITT Students Create Bench In Memory Of Donal Walsh At CBS

February 15, 2017 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE advanced Wood Technology course in the STEM department of the IT Tralee has created a wonderful bench dedicated to Donal Walsh, in association with CBS The Green. The bench was created as part of a third year project for students currently studying the BSc in Advanced Wood Technology. Anne […]

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Cormac Coffey, Elma Walsh and John Kelly at the Spa NS family day in memory of Donal Walsh on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 600 People Attend Spa NS Donal Walsh Family Day

May 30, 2016 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 600 people visited Spa National School on Sunday for  the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’  in honour of Donal, their past pupil. “We wanted to honour Donal in a special way and so the committee worked to create an event where people would come together for a few hours, have […]

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A Day To Remember Donal Walsh At Spa National School

A Day To Remember Donal Walsh At Spa National School

May 17, 2016 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa NS as the 2016 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the third year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising another family fun day in honour of Donal, their past pupil, on […]

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At the Live Life Film Awards were, from left: Aine O'Sullivan and Ciara Sookarry. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy LiveLife Film Competition Awards

February 11, 2016 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE awards presentation for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Film Competition took place at the ‘Live Life Love’ day on Wednesday, at the Brandon Conference Centre, in Tralee. The event, which is now in its third year, had over 700 attendees, and was in honour of Donal, a special teenager who […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation Film Competition at the Fels Point Hotel were from left; Barry John Keane, Elma Walsh of the LiveLife Foundation, Ciaran O’Regan, Radio Kerry, Luke Boyle, Matthew Boyle, Mary Lucey of the LiveLife Foundation, Jennifer Boyle and Martin Houlihan of Digital Buzz (sponsor). Photo by Dermot Crean

Deadline Nears For The LiveLife Film Competition 2016

January 27, 2016 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

CALLING all budding and professional film-makers, the deadline to enter the Donal Walsh Live Life Film Competition is on  January 31. This year there are three categories – Primary School, Secondary School and Adult, with 1st, 2nd and third place receiving prizes. The theme for the competition is ‘Live Life […]

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Fionnbar Walsh accepts a cheque for €1815 from Sean Mulchinock, Event Manager for The Wrong Way Round Cycle which was raised by over 400 cyclists for the Donal Walsh Life Foundation when they took part in The Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival in August.  Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 

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Cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they journeyed along the stunning Ring of Kerry in the opposite direction to the traditional anti-clockwise route and also The Hard Way Round which took in Ballaghbeama, Ballaghasheen and the infamous Coomaneaspaig climb. 
The festivities kicked off at The Gleneagle Hotel where participants fuelled up on porridge before heading off on their grueling cycles. There were further food stops dotted along the 160km and 180km routes and all participants successfully crossed the finish line by the early afternoon where they were welcomed with an outdoor party and live entertainment.  
“We were delighted with the turnout for year two of the Wrong Way Round and congratulate all the riders who took up the challenge and endured rain, sunshine and showers. We look forward to growing the event in 2016,” said Event Manager, Sean Mulchinock.
The Donal Walsh life Foundation is a charity set up by the family of Kerry teenager Donal Walsh who, during his short life, fundraised tirelessly to provide age appropriate teenage facilities in hospital and hospice centres as well as promoting his anti-suicide message. Donal’s parents Fionnbar and Elma continue the message of teen suicide that he started by visiting schools, community centres and churches throughout Ireland.
To date over €300,000 has been raised with over €250,000 used in providing Donal Walsh Rooms in all Pieta and Console Houses across the country. They are also providing teenage rooms in Milford Hospice and in the new Tralee Hospice. 
Next year’s Wrong Way Round Cycling Festival will take place on Saturday, August 27 for further information and regular updates check out www.killarneycyclingfestival.com  or email info@killarneycyclingfestival.com

LiveLife Foundation Benefits From Killarney Cycling Event

November 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation was the grateful recipient of funds raised from a cycling event held on the Ring Of Kerry earlier this year. The Wrong Way Round Cycle held in August saw over 400 cycling enthusiasts from all over Ireland travelled to Killarney for the festival where they […]

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The legacy of inspirational Kerry teenager Donal Walsh is set to live on as his mother Elma today (Oct 23) opened two special counselling rooms for young people in Donal's home town of Tralee. The Donal Walsh Rooms in national suicide and bereavement charity Console’s Tralee centre, include favourite inspirational quotes from the Kerry teenager's den. Pictured at today's opening ceremony were one of Donal's best friends Cormac Coffey,Minister for Arts and Tourism Jimmy Deenihen, Donal's Mother Elma Walsh and Console CEO and founder Paul Kelly. Photo by Sally MacMonagle

PHOTOS: New Donal Walsh Rooms Opened At Console

October 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO new counselling rooms in memory of the anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, were opened at the Console building at Balloonagh on Friday. Minister Jimmy Deenihan watched Donal’s mother, Elma, cut the ribbon on the rooms which will be aimed at counselling young people. The Donal Walsh Rooms in the national suicide […]

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CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

October 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday CBS The Green Transition Year students will climb Killarney’s Four Peaks. The challenge has been organised as a ‘Donal Walsh memorial walk’ with the theme of the challenge being Donal’s own message of Live Life. Donal, a student of CBS The Green, accepted his illness with incredible dignity […]

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Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Console Centre has named two new counselling rooms after the late Donal Walsh. Funding for the rooms in the Balloonagh centre came from the Donal Walsh Foundation which has held a large number of fundraising activities since Donal’s passing back in May of 2013. One of the rooms will be […]

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Climb Mt Brandon Next Month For #LiveLife Foundation

Climb Mt Brandon Next Month For #LiveLife Foundation

August 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife’ foundation is currently in the midst of organising the third annual ‘Climb Donal’s Mountain’ with all proceeds and funds raised going to the to ‘LiveLife’ Foundation. The climb is organised for September 27 in which over 600 people will come together to hike Mt Brandon in memory […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Sun Shines On Great Day For Donal Walsh 6km Challenge

June 8, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of runners and walkers turned out on Sunday in beautiful weather and perfect running conditions, to take part in the annual ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. There was excitement and anticipation on the faces of the competitors, both young and old, as they geared up for the start of the event, a […]

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Donal’s Anniversary To Be Marked With Special Mass

Donal’s Anniversary To Be Marked With Special Mass

May 9, 2015 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

  A SPECIAL Mass will be held next week in memory of Donal Walsh as the second anniversary of his passing approaches. The Blennerville teenager lost his long fight with cancer on May 12, 2013, but his campaigning ensured that his name and message would not be forgotten. Donal’s anti-suicide message […]

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CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

April 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school is getting ready to host a fundraising concert in memory of one of their former pupils on this Saturday. CBS The Green will hold the ‘In Tune For Life’ event in their school hall at 4pm with all proceeds going towards the Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife Foundation’. A […]

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

April 4, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE in Tralee are being asked to do their bit in helping out a worthy cause by providing accommodation for participants in the Cycle Against Suicide event next month. Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with Homestay.com, is looking for homeowners in town, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of […]

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VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

VIDEO: Local Band’s Touching Tribute Song To Donal Walsh

February 20, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

TALENTED Tralee band, Q14, have penned a touching tribute to the late Donal Walsh with the release of their song and accompanying video ‘Star Sign Boy.’ The video serves to try and highlight the different things that have influenced different people in their lives and how sometimes, these things may be taken […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Entries Invited For ‘Live Life Film Competition’

Entries Invited For ‘Live Life Film Competition’

December 8, 2014 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

  LIGHTS, camera, action! The ‘Live Life Film Competition’ are now accepting entries with the closing date being January 31. The theme this year is ‘Live Life’, films must be no longer than two minutes long. They will be judged under four categories, primary students, secondary students, third-Level and Other. The awards […]

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VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

VIDEO: Donal Walsh And Paul Galvin Feature In Amazing Video To Promote Derryquay Man’s Organisation

December 4, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

A FORMER footballer of the year, an inspirational youth movement leader and one of our most well-known landmarks, feature in a video that showcases the astonishing skill of hurling. And it’s all to promote a new organisation which is the brainchild of a Derryquay native, Eamonn Sayers. Former Wexford hurler, Diarmuid […]

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Council Honours ‘Home To Rome’ Cycle Which Raised €170k For Charities

Council Honours ‘Home To Rome’ Cycle Which Raised €170k For Charities

November 6, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Home To Rome Cycle, which brought Donal Walsh’s LiveLife message from Tralee to the Vatican, raised €170,000 for 24 different cancer charities. The participants were honoured by the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday, after Cllr Pa Daly suggested something be done by the Council to […]

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Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

October 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry stars remained true to their word when they visited an old friend over the weekend. Barry John Keane and Cormac Coffey, both tasted All-Ireland success this year, something they had promised they would do for anti-suicide campaigner Donal Walsh, before he passed away in May last year. They […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students gathering in the sports hall before they departed on the run. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.,

Mercy Mounthawk Gearing Up For Cycle Against Suicide

October 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff of Mercy Mounthawk took part in a fun run in aid of the Donal Walsh inspired charity, ‘Cycle Against Suicide’. The 2.5k run, brought them out of the gates of the school, out the Bracker O’Regan Road, around the roundabout and back again. The run on Friday […]

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Nicolas Roche, was more than happy to sign autographs for young fans. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Fans Flock To Fels Point To Meet Nicholas Roche

October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

TOUR DE FRANCE cyclist, Nicholas Roche, came to the Fels Point Hotel on Monday night as part of an event to raise funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife foundation. A crowd of around 250 cycling fans greeted the ‘Le Tour’ rider. It was a thrill for young fans in particular, who […]

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Nicolas Roche, after finishing a race at this years Tour de France.

Internationally Renowned Cyclist Nicolas Roche To Visit Tralee

October 5, 2014 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOUR DE FRANCE cyclist Nicolas Roche will be in town to help raise funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation on Monday. Roche will be appearing at the Fels Point Hotel from 7pm. First, fans will get a chance to grab a photo and an autograph during a meet and […]

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Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 19, 2014 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week, here at Traleetoday.ie we pull together all of the best photos and videos posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. In the run up to the All-Ireland final this Sunday, the colours came out in force as shops and businesses got behind the Kerry […]

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Photos And Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

Photos And Video: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

September 12, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY week we at Traleetoday.ie pull together all of the best photos and video posted up on social media of Tralee and its surrounding area. The Indian summer has brought out the best in us this week. You would be forgiven for thinking that Donnacha Clifford’s shot of Tralee Bay […]

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Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

Rose Festival: Seven Things To Do Around Town Today

August 16, 2014 at 8:58 am 1 comment

HEY! It’s Saturday and the festival is really in full swing with loads to do around town and beyond (don’t forget the races in Ballybeggan!). From the vast array of events, here’s our choices of the day… Rose Signings Where? Imperal Hotel, Grand Hotel, Brogue Inn When? 12pm – 3pm […]

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Fr Sean Hanafin with Elma and Fionnbar Walsh and Tom Foley just before the start of the journey to take Donal Walsh's anti-suicide message, written on the scroll, to Rome. Photo by Dermot Crean

Video: The Journey Begins For Home To Rome Cyclists

June 19, 2014 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN epic journey began on Wednesday that will see cyclists bring Donal Walsh’s anti-suicide message all the way to the Rome on July 5. A large crowd gathered at St John’s Church to see Tom Foley, Tralee, Maurice Brosnan  from Scartaglin and Tony Galwey, […]

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