Thousands raised at charity walk in memory of Maynooth Labour organiser Tony Smith

Annual event has taken place in North Kildare since 1979

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Thousands raised at charity walk in memory of Maynooth Labour organiser Tony Smith

Emmet Stagg, Josie Moore and Angela Feeney

Over €2,000 was raised this year at an annual memorial walk in memory of a Kildare Labour organiser who passed away at the age of 33.

Kildare North Labour General Election Candidate Emmet Stagg and Maynooth Labour Local Area Representative Angela Feeney presented the proceeds of the Tony Smith Memorial Walk 2018, totalling €2,242, to Maynooth Senior Citizens Committee on Sunday, April 15, at the Senior Citizens Easter Tea Dance at Maynooth GAA Club.

The Walk, which  was held on Sunday, February 18, and is organised by the Maynooth Labour Branch, is an annual event since 1979. The Walk was named in honour of Tony Smith, who was treasurer of Maynooth Labour Branch and whose idea it was to hold an annual event for local Senior Citizens.  Mr Smith passed away tragically at the young age of 33 in 1982.

 

 

We would like to thank everybody who took part, all those who sponsored our walkers and the Management of Carton House for allowing us to use Carton Estate for the Walk.