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Read more › News - 16th April 2019

parkrun Profile: Tralee

Siobhan, Event Director from Tralee parkrun tells us about the impact Tralee parkrun has had on the wider community, some familiar faces around the course and the Tralee tourism trips…    My first experience of parkrun was when I took part in an event whilst visiting Westport and I loved it. I got in touch with…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2018

parkrun profile: Lough Key

Patricia Kelly is Event Director at Lough Key parkrun in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She had set up a group called Boyle Running which was a couch to 5k meet up group. She was aware of parkrun and was very interested to bring it to her adopted county of Roscommon and hometown of Boyle, and the…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun profile: Father Collins

Located in Dublin 13 in the developing residential areas of Clongriffin and Balgriffin, is Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park. Father Collins Park was opened in May 2009, and has been hosting a parkrun there since October 2015.   Event Director Alan Foley explains more:   Dublin City Council were keen to start a parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2018

parkrun profile: Tymon

Straddling the M50 between Greenhills, Walkinstown, Tallaght, Terenure and Templeogue, Tymon Park boasts many attractions: a fairy forest, a dog park and canine club, a playground bravely bisected by a stream, a rounders club and cricket club, two GAA clubs and a soccer club and kilometre upon kilometre of footpaths that go up hill and…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun Profile: Ardgillan

Ardgillan parkrun in Balbriggan, County Dublin, was the seventh parkrun to start in Ireland when it launched in February 2014. Event Director Paul Bissett reveals what makes this event so easy on the eye and hard on the lungs!    Malahide parkrun, the first in Ireland, started in November 2012 and I went along to…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2018

parkrun Profile: Donabate

Situated just outside of Dublin, Donabate parkrun was born in October 2015 and is set in the picturesque grounds of Newbridge House. Core team member Sean Greensit tells us a little more about the surrounding parkland, interesting animals and the post-parkrun café!     My wife Elaine initially registered us both for Malahide parkrun in January…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2018

parkrun profile: Castletown

Castletown parkrun began on 24 October 2015 with 203 walkers, runners and volunteers taking part. The course is set amongst beautiful 18th century parklands in the amazing OPW grounds of Castletown House and parklands. Sharon Ashmore, Co-Event Director alongside Philip Slattery, tells us more…   After falling in love with the concept of parkrun at a very…

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Read more › News - 11th July 2018

parkrun profile: Bushy Dublin

Nestled between the villages of Rathfarnham and Terenure about five miles south of Dublin City Centre lies Bushy Dublin parkrun, which many local people describe as a “hidden gem”. Event Director Niall Coppinger explains why…   The park originated in 1700 and was passed over to the state in 1953. The park is a hive…

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Read more › junior parkrun - 18th June 2018

parkrun profile: Rush juniors

Rush junior parkrun in Dublin was the first junior event to launch in Ireland, in December 2015, and since then more than 1,200 4-14 year-olds have completed the undulating 2k course. Event Director Niall Power tell us the story of this pioneering event.   I’ve been a runner since my childhood and would have loved…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

parkrun profile: Poolbeg

Poolbeg parkrun in Irishtown, Dublin, joined the parkrun family in August 2017 and has so far welcomed 1,500 walkers, runners and volunteers to its picturesque coastal location.    Marijke Beltman, Poolbeg parkrun Event Director, tells us the story of this coastal parkrun that changes with the tides.      I became involved in parkrun initially…

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