Annual walk for the blind event this Friday

Annual walk for the blind event this Friday

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The annual ‘Walk a mile for the blind’ event will take place on Friday in Ennis.

The walk will get underway at noon from O’Connell Square. The route will take participants O’Connell Street and into the Market; Chapel Lane; Parnell Street; High Street; and finish in the Square.

The 9th annual Walk will be lead by Scoil Chríost Ri Band from Cloughleigh School, Bishop Willy Walshe, Presidential candidate Sean Galllagher, Mayor of Ennis Clare Colleran Molloy and Chief Superintendent John Kerin.

Staff from Organic Lenses along with Clare County Councillors Cathal Crowe, Pat Daly, Bill Chambers and about 50 more volunteers will also take part while each person will have a P.A. with them a white cane and blind fold.

For collection cards and donations please contact Pat or Eithne at 065 6824875.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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