Feel like making history?: Glenflesk GAA Club wellington race world record attempt


Glenflesk GAA Club wellington race

If you’re around Killarney on Sunday the 11th May and are looking for something, well, a bit different then you should head over to the Brehon Hotel and check out this wacky event Glenflesk GAA club are hosting. In order to raise proceeds for this small rural club, Glenflesk are holding a 1km wellie race with the aim of breaking the world record for the most people to take part in a wellie race. A noble intention if ever there was one.

The current record is 1976 and that was set last year in Ketchikan in Alaska. Glenflesk’s aim is 2000 and with your help they can get there. The entry fee is €5 while a family tickets costs €20. You can register on the day between 10.15am and 11.30 am in the INEC and the race kicks off at 12pm. There’ll be loads more on including a pop-up restaurant and insect-tasting for kids. As if all that wasn’t enough, the race will be led out by country music superstar Nathan Carter and also taking part will be Glenflesk and Kerry legend Seamus Moynihan, a man generally regarded as one of the finest centre-backs the GAA has seen.

It promises to be an absolutely mega day out and the best part is you’ll be helping a small, rural organisation out in the process. The scenic village of Glenflesk is located about 5 miles to the South-East of Killarney nestled in the bosom of Killarney’s beautiful mountains. It’s a parish with a great passion for Gaelic Football. So go on, get over to the INEC on the Sunday, May 11th and I promise you you won’t regret it!