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Do the Barringtons Great Limerick Run for Honouring Aaron Do the Barringtons Great Limerick Run for Honouring Aaron


Do the Barringtons Great Limerick Run for Honouring Aaron



Pictured: John Cleary, Barringtons Great Limerick Run and Cecilia O Flaherty, Honouring Aarron are asking the public to do the Run and the Kids Run in the University of Limerick in honour of Aaron. 

Barringtons Great Limerick Run will take place May 1 2016. Honouring Aaron, previously titled ‘Remembering Aaron’, was established in 2015 in memory of Aaron O’Flaherty who tragically passed away in 2014 at Temple Street Children’s Hospital after an accident at the Blackhead Lighthouse, Co. Clare. The aim of Honouring Aaron is to raise funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital and also a number of children’s charities in Limerick.

Do the Barringtons Great Limerick Run for Honouring Aaron

Brendan Ring, Founder Clionas Foundation, Oorla Cusack, Founder Ian’s Trust, Richard Lynch, Honouring Aaron Ambassador, Cecilia O’Flaherty Founder Honouring Aaron, Bernadette Kenny, Manager Blue Box Creative Therapy Centre, Eamon Quaid, Bumbleance Limerick and Brenda McCarthy, Community Fundraiser Temple Street Children’s Hospital. Picture: Jonathan Baynes/ilovelimerick.

Cecilia O’Flaherty, Aaron’s mom and founder of the organisation, remains entirely grateful for the work and support shown by the people of Temple Street during such a traumatic time “They were so good to him. They were all touched by Aaron in the time he was there and treated us with dignity and kindness,” Cecelia said.



In 2015, Honouring Aaron raised funds for Temple Street Children’s Hospital along with two charities Bumbleance and Cliona’s Foundation, plus two Limerick based organisations, Claughauns GAA and Limerick Lakers Basketball. These were selected as they had touched Aaron’s life in one-way or another.

At the launch of Honouring Aaron in the George Boutique Hotel in Limerick this past February, it was announced that Temple Street will remain as the main beneficiary of Honouring Aaron for 2016 along with three Limerick based charities; The Blue Box, Ian’s Trust and Sophie’s Journey Foundation, each benefiting from the upcoming year’s fundraisers.

The Blue Box Creative Learning Centre provides trained professionals to Limerick schools and families to help children through difficult times using creative arts therapies.

Ian’s Trust provides funds to support families of children who suffer from Acquired Brain Injury. Orla Cusack set up the trust in memory of her son who passed away in 2012 after suffering from a severe acquired brain injury following a road accident in 2008.

Liam and Stacey Mulcahy founded Sophie’s Journey Foundation in January 2015 in memory of their daughter who sadly passed away from kidney failure in 2014. They support families who are caring for children with life limiting conditions.

 Cecilia, a Civil Defence officer, acknowledges the support offered by the people of Limerick saying that it has been “overwhelming”.  She tells me, “I am thrilled to announce that this May the #Aarothon will be taking place as part of the Barrington’s Great Limerick Run to raise awareness for Honouring Aaron, and raise vital funds for our selected charities and I am asking people to please take part in the run on our behalf. I am also pleased to announce that this year the Kids Run in the University of Limerick will be in honour of Aaron.” #BecauseChildrenMatter

For more information check out Honouring Aaron site here

Find Honouring Aaron on Facebook and Twitter

Check out the Great Limerick Run site here

Read more on the I Love Limerick site here


Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.