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Victory over MND for Eilish

June 10th, 2022


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In November 2017, Ciaran Doyle’s wife Eilish was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease and lived with this disease until April of this year. At 53, Eilish left this life behind. This is Ciaran’s story….

“Eilish was the single most extraordinary person I have ever met. We shared our life’s passions; our three beautiful children, our love of music, books, travel and many beautiful memories. Eilish was as Eilish always said the ‘measure of my dreams’

We made the most of the last  4 and a half years and could not have done so without the huge help of Eilish’s sister Trisha, her mam Mary, our families and Eilish’s many friends.

The help, support and assistance of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association (IMNDA) was critical to Eilish maintaining her independence and communication. Without their help we would have been lost. They gave us the tools to keep going.

They were always there to help and we never waited for equipment, support or advice. They gave us a supporting hug on our worst days.

I have been a participant of Parkrun in Vicarstown for a number of years. Parkruns are a timed 5km walk, jog, run which take place in over 100 locations around Ireland at 9:30 every Saturday morning. Parkrun is a positive, welcoming and inclusive experience where there is no time limit and no one finishes last. Everyone is welcome and there is always a cup of tea, a bun, a chat and a laugh after every event.

My goal is to finish 4 Park Runs in Eilish’s memory to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

I plan to run with a little help from family and friends 4 Park Runs to fight MND and finally Victory over this cruel disease. I am choosing 4 Locations to represent the Capital letters of the Abbreviation MND.” Says Ciaran

Here are the details for Ciaran’s event:

MND – Mullingar, Naas & Donabate and finally V – Vicarstown (Victory over MND)

Run 1

4th June 9:30

Mullingar Parkrun

Old Rail Trail Car Park,

Newbrook Bridge, Mullingar.

Run 2

11th June 9:30

Naas ParkrunNaas Racecourse,

Tipper Road, Naas

Run 3

18th June 9:30

Donabate Parkrun

Newbridge House,

Hearse Road,

Donabate, Co. Dublin

Run 4

25th June 9:30

Vicarstown Parkrun

Grand Canal Bank,

Vicarstown, Portlaoise,

Co. Laois.

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