Donal Ahern Memorial Blarney Castle 5km Run/Walk in aid of Build4Life/Cystic Fibrosis 2015

Blarney, Co. Cork - 11 am, Saturday November 28th 2015

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Blarney Castle Build4Life_Cystic Fibrosis 5k
This event has an Athletics Ireland Permit/Licence
Organised and hosted by Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis, in association with St. Finbarrs AC

Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis Facebook page
Build4Life website
St Finbarrs AC Facebook page
St Finbarrs AC website

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Cork Athletics Facebook Group


You can also register on the morning of the run at the Blarney GAA Clubhouse from 9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. 

Blarney GAA Club Location

Race numbers will be distributed in Blarney GAA Club house from 9.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1200 children and adults in Ireland (70,000 worldwide). A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus. This mucus clogs the lungs leading to life threatening lung infections, obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from helping the body to break down/absorb food.

The impact of CF can vary from one person to another. There are some people with CF who live until their teens and there are others that live in to their fifties. Ireland has among some of the most severe strains of CF. It also has the highest incidence (per head of population) in the world with three times the rate of the United States and the rest of the European Union.

Many thanks in advance for your support. We would like to re-iterate our appreciation for any donation you can make - it will make a difference.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact myself, Stephen or Peter by phone or email - details below.

Niamh Ahern : mobile (087) 9055593; mail to
Stephen O'Brien: mobile (087) 9412391; mail to
Peter Ahern : mobile (087) 2665307; mail to

- Niamh Ahern

From the Organisers

Hello everyone!

It’s hard to believe almost 12 months have passed since we held our inaugural 5K charity run/walk in the grounds of Blarney Castle in November of last year. Its phenomenal success was solely down to your incredible generosity. This generosity manifested itself through many different guises. The level of donation, volunteerism and the unquantifiable spirit of all who contributed/attended left us utterly speechless. We want to extend an absolutely massive thank you to everybody.
It went that well, we feel it would be remiss of us not to have another day out! Therefore, I am delighted to announce we (Stephen O’ Brien, my brother Peter, and I) are again organizing a 5km charity run/walk to be held at the same venue that of the Blarney Castle grounds, on Saturday the 28th of November in aid of Build4Life/Cystic Fibrosis (CF).