Huge turnout for Eoinie Farrell fun run/walk today

There was a huge turnout today for a 5km fun run/walk today in memory of the late Eoinie Farrell.

The event, which kicked off from Ardnagrath NS at noon, raised funds for South Westmeath Hospice.

Online donations have already surpassed a massive €45,000, and earlier this week Cllr Tom Farrell paid tribute to the many people who got behind the fundraiser.

He said his family and the family of Eoinie's wife, Eimear Murphy, were "overwhelmed" by the level of support.

Cllr Farrell said Eoinie, whose 40th birthday was during the week, received outstanding care in South Westmeath Hospice and the family were anxious to give something back to the facility which looked after him so well in his final weeks.

You can still donate here: