Killarney walks in Joan’s footsteps

The late Joan Herlihy
The late Joan Herlihy

A FUNDRAISING walk in memory of a much-loved Killarney woman, who lost a long battle with cancer in February, is being planned for Saturday, May 30.

Mum of two Joan Herlihy, from Lissivigeen, was just 53 years of age when she passed away and despite her health problems, she had lived a remarkably full and active life, completing the 180km Ring of Kerry charity cycle just months before her death.

Originally from Castleisland, nature-loving Joan lived in Killarney throughout her married life with her husband, Dave, daughter Laura and son Paul and she was hugely involved in many aspects of community life.

In Joan’s honour, her family and friends will hold a charity walk to raise funds for the oncology department at Kerry General Hospital with a choice of two routes available for participants.

The first is a three to four hour walk over Mangerton mountain, commencing at 11.00am in Mangerton car park while the second will be a one to two hour walk around Muckross and Dinis, commencing at 1.00pm with noon registration in the old schoolhouse in Muckross.

Her husband Dave, daughter Laura and son Paul very much appreciate the level of care which she received from the staff of the oncology department and they organised the Walk in the Footsteps of Joan Herlihy event to generate finance to help the hospital in its work.

The day will conclude with refreshments and entertainment in the Torc Hotel, Lissivigeen where the master of ceremonies will be Batty O Sullivan and music will be supplied by Rosie and Derry Healy as well as Jimmy Doyle and Friends.
Full information is available from Dave on O87-62975I4 or Paul on O85-75O4477.