On Saturday the 20th September a walk “Remembering Ciaran” was held in Tibohine. Ciaran O’Donohue was a past pupil of St Nathy’s College who passed away earlier this year. The walk was held in the memory of Ciaran to raise money and awareness for Ataxia Ireland. Ataxia is a condition of the central nervous system and Ciaran suffered from this condition.
Registration for the walk began at 11.30am attracting a good crowd. Every participant was greeted warmly by Ciaran’s parents at Tibohine Community Centre. Ciaran’s family and members of the community had the centre prepared from the night before. Many people came and denoted money. Around 100 people registered for the walk, which was hosted by MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan. The walk/run started at around 1.15pm with the sun shining brightly over Tibohine. The circuit was 5km long. Every participant had finished the walk/run in or around 50 minutes.
After the walk/run a raffle was held in the community centre. There was also music and light refreshments for all. Prizes were also given to the people who finished first. Dylan Kelly, a pupil of St Nathy’s College, finished first overall in a time of 20 minutes and 55 seconds. Ciaran’s family and members of Ataxia Ireland thanked everyone for their contribution for this worthy cause, they were delighted for the support and donations. The day reflected Ciaran’s character, full of joy and it was a great way to remember a great person. Students of St Nathy’s College raised €403.50 in memory of their friend.