Past Events

Ballinskelligs 3 Beach Challenge

This event is a personal challenge for people of all abilities whether seasoned runners, joggers or walkers or those interested in a leisurely stroll.  It is also an opportunity to support this very worthwhile cause.

The Ballinskelligs 3 Beach Challenge will take place on Sunday 27th July 2014.  This 8 mile multi-terrain event includes Ballinskelligs, Meeligoleen and Reenroe Beaches. Runners, joggers and walkers will experience spectacular scenery, a well organised event and a great post race party.  Entry is only 10 Euro for adults, 5 Euro for under 18s and everyone will get a finisher’s prize. Click on the link below to enter:

Link to Ballinskellig3Beach Challenge
Link to Ballinskellig3Beach Challenge

CH Chemist #Livelife Fashion Show

On 25th October CH Chemists Tralee will host the #Livelife Fashion Show in their premises on 31 The Mall, Tralee. Limited availability so early booking essential. For tickets and further information please call (066) 712 1331.

Sorry to all who wanted to get in but this event was sold out!  But what a winner with over €5,500 raised on the night!  What an event!  Well done CH Chemists, Mary Kennedy and everyone involved!!!!!!


Cork V Kerry Ladies Fun Football at Bantry Blues GAA

On Sunday 24th November 2013 at 2pm Bantry Blues GAA will host a very special fun day of football between the Munster and All Ireland Champions with the Ladies of Kerry visiting to challenge the Cork Ladies.

This promises to be a fun packed game with many controversial decisions and alterations to the rules by some very strange refereeing decisions.  Most of the ladies hope to invade Bantry on the evening beforehand and fund-raise for the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation.  Plenty of celebrity faces are invited to join in the events and actively participate in making this a memorable day.

After the game all will be invited to watch the Ireland V All Blacks game in the clubhouse.

Donal Walsh #Livelife Junior Cycle

This event presented by Killarney Summerfest in association with the Gleneagle Hotel reflects Donal’s love of cycling and has been created to allow junior cyclists join in the fun and enjoy a leisurely cycle around Killarney.

The Donal Walsh ‪#‎Livelife‬ Junior Cycle in Killarney on Saturday 24th August 2013.
Registration will be from 09.30hrs to 10.30hrs in the Gleneagle Back Car Park beside the INEC.

Registration costs €20.00 per participating cyclist (10 to 18yr olds) with 50% minimum going to the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation.

The first 100 registered will get their t-shirt on the day but all participants will get one subject to submitting their correct address details.

The Cycle route leaves the Gleneagle Car Park and travels along Mill road to Whitebridge. It then joins on to the main Cork Road and heads up to Daly’s Cross. It then follows the by-pass road to Hans Lebherr Roundabout turning there on to Cathedral Road. Coming back into town it then heads out Mucross Road to the Gleneagle Hotel.

Evening Echo Womens’ Mini Marathon 28th September 2014

Evening Echo  Womens' Mini Marathon
Evening Echo Womens’ Mini Marathon


On Sunday 28th September many ladies are choosing to run in the Evening Echo Women’s Mini Marathon for the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation.  To do this you need to do the following:

  • Fill out the Application form on the Donate page of this site and forward to us.
  • Let us know if you require a running shirt and size (Cost €25.00 and may be deducted from any sponsorship you collect) and if you require sponsorship cards.
  • We are currently being registered with and our official charity number is 21124
  • Register with Evening Echo Womens’ Mini Marathon via the link picture below



Youths Cycle In The Park – 24th August

Throughout the years many sports came to be a passion with rugby being the number one; cycling became a firm second as throughout the summer of 2012 Donal became heavily involved in cycling, training up to distances of 60Km 3-4 times per week. On the 24th August Donal’s Dad Fionnbar in conjunction with friends and family have laid on a charity cycle for youngsters, fully supervised and under the umbrella of Cycling Ireland all are invited to join us on the inaugural #Livelife charity cycle in Donal’s name. All proceeds of the cycle will go to Donal’s Foundation, The cycle will be fully marshalled and a controlled pace will be set by the events lead car. Please note that this cycle is not a race.

Donal Walsh #livelife cycle is for children aged 10 years and up.

€20 per person, T-Shirts will be given to the first 100 participants on the morning of registration and registration takes place from 9.30am on the morning of the event.

Volunteers are also most welcome to assist with these charity events and are asked to contact or telephone 06466 71560.

West Cork Literary Festival 2014

On Friday 11th July Fionnbar Walsh, aka Donal’s dad, will reading from the book Donal’s Mountain and speaking about the four year journey that his family had with Donal’s illness.  He will also be talking about the swift learning curve that was created by having to create the #livelife Foundation and about entering the whole new world of publishing.

A journey that continues to grow daily with strange events and meeting great people who have joined in the adventure started by Donal.  Don’t worry folks he will be dressed normally and not in the cycle kit!

RACE Cycle 2014

RACE Cycle launch with Elma Walsh


The Racing Academy Center of Education (RACE) are doing a sponsored 300k cycle on 12 May 2014, Donal’s first anniversary.  They have set out a 12k lap that they will cycle 25 times in the Curragh area.  If you can support please sponsor or just come out and cheer them on.

Naas Race Night

Naas Race Night
Naas Race Night



One young man from Naas CBS has taken the message so much to heart that he decided to go out and do a fundraiser for the foundation separate from all others.  He has managed to get to sponsor the event and is organizing a race night in Donal’s honour on the 28th April 2014.  What amuses us is the fact that at the Punchestown Races last year Donal Tweeted a picture of his wallet with the winnings he had from the same bookie….. we guess that he is up there having a good laugh at this one!

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