Patrick Donoghue 49 mins 37 secs (but started ± 10 mins early) 8. Number 437 [name illegible on entry form] 50 mins 00 secs 10. Fanore Events Club likes to welcome you to take part in the events on Saturday, 22 August 2015. In August 2014, a small monument was unveiled in Liscannor, in addition to the bust of Holland ‘inside his first submarine’ (see picture above), which can also be found in the village. This year’s theme will be the 1916 Rising and a specially designed high-quality medal (see below), 7.5 cm in diameter and featuring the seven signatories of the Proclamation of Independence, will be presented to all finishers. Michael Barker (m), Sunderland (UK), 39 mins 52 secs 2. We also hope you will enjoy the slideshow below, with 30 pictures showing the winners and a few atmospheric photos of the day itself.
The event was a great success in every way, and with more than 150 runners/joggers/walkers taking part, it clearly shows that more and more people from Ireland and abroad are discovering the unique scenic routes along the Wild Atlantic Way.
On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, they occupied the GPO and other strategic locations in Dublin, which they held for a week until they surrendered and were executed, along with seven of the other leaders, in Kilmainham Gaol. And of course to local singer Gerry Shannon, who gave a splendid performance of his song about John Philip Holland, who of course was this year’s focus of attention and is shown ‘inside his new submarine’ on the medals that were handed out to all participants.
Arthur Shearlaw (62 minutes) 5K (65 participants) 1. Sandra Larkin (22 minutes, 16 seconds) Martin Davies (22 minutes, 16 seconds) 4. Pictured above, from left to right, these were: Thomas Mac Donagh, Joseph Plunkett, Seán Mac Diarmada, Thomas Clarke, James Connolly, Éamonn Ceannt and Patrick Pearse. Stephen Clothier (m), Montpelier (Limerick), 48 mins 25 secs 3. Once again, thanks to all who took part and to the very helpful volunteers who served the food at O’Donohue’s Pub and provided refreshments along the route.
All events start & finish at O Donohue’s Pub on the R477 at 12 noon and are suitable for runners or walkers. More information, including route maps and an entry form, will be posted here shortly. For onlines entries, please follow this link: We can also announce the date of the 2015 Fanore Burren Half Marathon/10K/5K: these events will take place on Saturday, 22 August 2015; the medal will commemorate the life of a famous Liscannor native: John Philip Holland, the inventor of the submarine.
The 5K course on tarmac is flat and suitable for all ages and abilities. All participants will receive a specially-commissioned Brian Ború 1000 commemorative medal - you won’t find another like it!