Kieran Prepares For Gruelling Challenge In Aid Of Kerry Hospice

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Kieran O’Callaghan (right) who is taking on a unique challenge later this month, is joined by, from left, Andrea O’Donoghue, Mark O’Brien, Ally Lynch, Millie O’Brien and Maura Sullivan to launch his charity venture on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A TRALEE man is preparing for day of paddling, cycling, climbing and running to help raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Kieran O’Callaghan from Clahane, Ballyard, is a lecturer in Kerry College of Further Education in Clash and will take on the Dingle Peninsula One-Day challenge on Saturday, September 7.

First of all he will paddle from Inch to Dingle, then he will take on the Dingle half-marathon, followed by a cycle around the peninsula, a climb over Mount Brandon and, finally, cycling up the Conor Pass into Dingle.

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He is raising funds for a charity close to his heart.

“It’s something that touches the lives of everyone really. I lost my wife to cancer in 2011 and my mother the year before in 2010. I just wanted to do something to help and I thought this was a good idea. I’ll have some people joining me along the way,” said Kieran.

Kieran has completed Ironmans in the past so he’s used to taking on tough challenges and his preparations are going well for September 7. If you would like to help with the fundraising you can donate by going to the donation website by clicking here.

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