Read more › News - 29th October 2019

parkrun Profile: Royal Canal

Royal Canal parkrun in Kilcock launched earlier this year and averages at around 110 parkrunners every week. Event Director John Ryan explains how it got started, the history around the canal and the flat, out and back course.   I knew very little about parkrun but I had often encountered the Ballina parkrun during my…

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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

parkrun Profile: Glengarriff

This week, Michael Healy talks all things Glengarriff parkrun, the breathtaking 5k route, the unique setting and the people…   I got involved in parkrun to get fitter and meet some new people as my wife and I recently retired to the area. Glengarriff parkrun is set in the beautiful and unique Glengarriff Woods Nature…

Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun Profile: Deerpark Carlanstown

Deerpark parkrun in Carlanstown Kells Co Meath is a small event, with a big community.  Event Director Tony Walsh explains the three lap ‘challenging’ course…   Coming along to Deerpark Carlanstown is a great way to start your Saturday morning and to see so many people communicating and improving their overall fitness is brilliant.   Although…

Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun Profile: Monaghan parkrun

This week we head to Monaghan parkrun situated in Rossmore park in County Monaghan. AnnaMarie explains about the course, their unique wooden giant and beautiful castle ruins.   Monaghan parkrun is a two-loop course which takes you through some beautiful woodlands, along trail paths, alongside a slow-flowing river and then a vast calming lake, where…

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Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun Profile: Castle Demense

Last Saturday Castle Demense parkrun celebrated their sixth birthday. The event was the first to be set up outside of Dublin and the third in the Republic of Ireland.   Event Director Vincent tells us more…   The course is a mixture of tarmac roadways and gravel pathways. One lap around the perimeter of the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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