Page 16 - Support Magazine Summer 2017
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Mary Neylon, Patsy Morrissey, Paudie Neylon

                                        he IKA West Clare Walk took place  cutting the tape. PJ is a great supporter of
                                        on Sunday April 30th on a warm    the walk and has participated in every walk
                                        and sunny afternoon in Kilrush. This  since its inception in 1999!
                                        was in contrast to the stark         Thanks to the Garda Síochána, members
                                 T inclement weather predicted. The       of the Red Cross and the West Coast Motor
                                 walk was well supported from the locality,  Cycle Club who, together, took great care of
                                 the county and beyond the county         road safety. Each of these organisations
                                 boundaries. This was the second year of the  executed their duties in a calm and orderly
                                 new route which, last year, replaced the  manner. In their actions and presence John
                                 long-established route between Kilrush and  Murphy and his team in the West Coast
                                 Cooraclare.                              Motor Cycle Club provided comfort and
                                   The walk commenced at the Square in    assurance to all the walkers. Sergeant Gerry
                                 Kilrush went out the N67 Ferry/Moneypoint  Lernihan. from Kilrush Garda station. lends
                                 national road, through part of the Wild  his support each year to the event. His
                                 Atlantic Way and returned to Kilrush via  overall stewarding of the event is much
                                 Cappagh. Splendid views of the Shannon   appreciated and acknowledged.
                                 estuary, Scattery and Hog islands, Loop Head  The effective, smooth running and success
                                 Peninsula and Kerry were available en route.  of an event of this nature requires the co-
                                   The route echoed a positive response from  operation and effort of all parties involved
                  BY             the participants and in particular the first  on the day, working in unison to achieve
             MICHAEL             time visitors to the Cappagh area. The walk  their goal. To this end we acknowledge the
             MESCALL             was set in motion with PJ McCarthy,      personnel and their roles played by the
                                 Labasheeda, at the sprightly age of 83,  following: K&A Electrical (PA system); Francis

                                                               IKA West Clare Walk Committee members: Carmel McCormack, Vincent O' Halloran and
        The Moroney family                                    Peggy Eustace with Vinnie O' Halloran and Bernie Tubridy following the walk
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