Junior Griffeen parkrun setup

November 20, 2023

My involvement in the establishment of Griffeen Junior parkrun has been a fulfilling experience. As a local councillor for the Lucan area, I initiated a motion seeking support from South Dublin County Council to endorse this new, free amenity. Once the support was secured, I collaborated with the Event Director and facilitated the first meeting of interested volunteers at a local hotel.

There was a strong enthusiasm to kick-start the initiative, and since then, I have been actively engaged with the group as a regular volunteer. I’ve also taken on the role of Run Director on several occasions. Additionally, my daughter Cora has been a valuable contributor, stepping in as Run Director for both Griffeen parkrun and Griffeen Junior parkrun.

The journey of supporting and participating in Griffeen Junior parkrun has been immensely rewarding, and I look forward to supporting it in the future.