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PREDA Galway recently organised a charity 5k “Run for Freedom” in the Phoenix Park in Dublin with the event being supported by Damien Dempsey, Catherina Mc Kiernan and Ray D’Arcy. The event was a huge success with Galway Community College, The Western Hotel, Prospect Hill, Carambola Kidz and Galway based online book company all coming together to make this event happen and spread the message of PREDA to Dublin.


300 people ran, jogged and walked on April the 28th in the Phoenix Park to show their solidarity with the children being rescued on a continuous basis by the team at PREDA.

Ray-DArcy-Damien-Dempsey-Catherina-McKiernan-PREDAs-Run-for-Freedom-2012Athletics legend Catherina McKiernan and long standing PREDA supporter musician Damien Dempsey helped promote the run and were joined by Today FM DJ Ray D’Arcy who helped publicise the event on his popular radio show.

The run made a profit of €1655 which will be used to support the children at the PREDA centre and in promoting the work of the organisation.

A special thanks to all those who travelled to participate in such a memorable event and to our sponsors and supporters who made it all possible.


We are always looking for support and fresh ideas to help us with our work so feel free to email at any stage. If you want to be included in the PREDA email listings and receive regular newsletters about our work simply email [email protected] and we will include you in our database.

In addition Catherina Mc Kiernan will be coming to Claregalway Community Centre for a ChiRunning workshop on Saturday the 30th of June. Spaces on the workshop are limited and it starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm.

The day is all about learning to run efficiently, to reduce impact on the body and to prevent or clear up running related injuries. It is suitable for anyone who wishes to learn to run with an easy efficient relaxed style and with less impact on their body.

It is great that an athlete of her stature is visiting the parish. Further information about the course can be found on or by emailing Catherina at [email protected]

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