Runners are at the ready in Dromtrasna

The hugely successful Dromtrasna Challenge is once again calling on people of all ages and fitness levels to ‘take that step’ and raise much-needed money for charity on October 19.

This year, organisers of the not-for-profit community event are promising a ‘fun-filled, family-orientated’ day out with all proceeds going to Milford Care Centre in Limerick, and St Ita’s Day Care Centre in Abbeyfeale.

The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved in the 2k kids run, the 4k walk, the 5k run or the 10k run.

Huge support for Athea charity fun run

The streets of Athea were jam-packed on Sunday as almost a thousand people gathered for the ‘Athea Runs Faster in Stripes’ fun run in aid of the Ronald McDonald House.

The West Limerick community came out in their droves to support this noble cause that provides much-needed temporary accommodation to the families of children attending hospital in Dublin.

While the committee originally planned to raise somewhere in the region of €10,000, they have been blown away by the support shown by locals and are now close to raising €25,000 which will allow them sponsor a room at the Ronald McDonald House. Speaking to Kerry’s Eye, organiser Liz O’Sullivan says the support they received from across the community has been ‘phenomenal’.