13 August 2023

~2 minutes read

Killererin’s Ger Silke nearing the end of his Charity Walk from Limerick to Knock

Share story:
Killererin’s Ger Silke nearing the end of his Charity Walk from Limerick to Knock

A Galway man is nearing the end of his 180km Walk for charity from Limerick to Knock.

Ger Silke from Killererin left Limerick on Monday last and is planning to reach Knock on Tuesday the 15th, the feast of the Assumption.

Traditionally, walkers set off from seven starting points across the country and over nine days – between 7 and 15 August – cover more than 200km as they make their way toward the Marian shrine at Knock in County Mayo.

Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest communities.

It costs just €22 to feed a child for an entire school year.

Today’s leg brought Ger from Abbeyknockmoy to Tuam, and he arrived there earlier this afternoon.

Ger spoke to John Mulligan

Ger’s Walk Details

Day 1 – August 7th – Limerick (Mary Magdalene Church) – Killaloe (Supervalu) (Distance – 23.9km)

Day 2 – August 8th – Killaloe (West Lake Aqua Park) – Feakle (Peppers Pub) (Distance -25km)

Day 3 – August 9th – Feakle (Peppers Pub) – St Patrick’s Church Derrybrien (Distance – 24.4km)

Day 4 – August 10th – Derrybrien St Patrick Church- Loughrea (Lake Car Park) (Distance – 18.4km)

Day 5 – August 11th Athenry Church of The Assumption – Galway (Eyre Sq) (Distance – 24Km)

Day 6 – August 12th – Galway (Renmore Church) – Abbeyknockmoy (Spar Shop) (Distance – 28.5km)

Day 7 – August 13th – Abbeyknockmoy (Spar Shop) -Tuam (Cathedral) (Distance – 17km)

Day 8 – August 14th – Dunmore – Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas – Ballyhaunis Town Centre (Distance – 18km)

Day 9 – August 15th – St. Patrick’s Church Ballyhaunis – Knock Shrine (Distance – 11km)

Share story:

Galway Technology Centre, now Platform94, grows 10 times in size at foundation time at its Mervue HQ

100 new jobs were announced in the city today, as the ribbon was cut on a major €5m expansion at Platform 94 in Mervue. Platform 94 – formerly kno...

Council taking firm steps to combat illegal dumping in Loughrea estate

Galway County Council is taking firm steps to combat repeated illegal dumping in a Loughrea estate. It’s to erect two gates to stop dumping in a fie...

Man hospitalised after assault in Ballinasloe town

A man has been hospitalised after an alleged assault in Ballinasloe town. Gardaí are investigating a number of incidents which occurred this morning. The...

Number of Ukrainians living in Galway nears 6,000 on eve of second anniversary of invasion

The number of Ukrainians now living in Galway has almost reached 6,000. The majority are living in either Connemara or in the city. The statistics are bei...