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Ballyfin GAA set for hugely popular Demense grounds annual walk

Ballyfin GAA are set to host their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, January 20 at 11.30am.

This year’s route encompasses even more of the grounds, buildings, woodlands and the lake than last year and is suitable for baby buggies and strollers.

Great prizes can be won on the day with the first man back and first woman back receiving €100 each.

The 6K route will start in the exclusive grounds of Ballyfin House just off the main avenue.

It heads through the farm buildings and up to the Tower taking in just some of the 614 acres of Parklands.

Following this participants will soon catch sight of the majestic Main House, which has recently been restored to its former glory in the form of Ballyfin Demesne.

Participants will travel along the front of the House, and makes their way out the avenue, turning down by the ‘caves’ before heading onto the walkway surrounding the lake.

For the final part of the route, walkers and runners make their way all around the lake, climbing back up to the main avenue and back towards the main entrance gate.

Registering beforehand is advised to avoid disappointment. You can register here.

It costs €10 for an adult and €5 for anyone under 15 to enter. Families of two adults and two children can go for €20. These can be paid on the day.

Prizes include €100 each for the first man and first woman back. Second man and woman back receive €40 while the third man and woman back get €20.

First juvenile girl and boy back will earn €30.

Check-in on the day is in the Community Hall, Ballyfin, from 9.30am to 11am.

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