Family to walk in memory of man who died in Tullamore

The walk will end in Tullamore

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Family to walk in memory of man who died in Tullamore

Family to walk in memory of man who died in Tullamore

The family of man who died having spent time sleeping rough in Tullamore in 2017 have organised a charity memorial walk in his name.

The family said: "The 100km walk is to remember our son and brother, Conor, who died in 2017 at the very young age of 25 and to raise funds for two very appropriate charities, 22q11 Ireland and the Simon Community in Cork."

Conor O'Hagan died in Tullamore Hospital in February 2017 having spent a number of months in the town.

Conor had been seen in Tullamore in the last few months of his life, and the talented musician often busked in the town centre and at open-mic nights. He was hospitalised due to the effects of sleeping rough before his untimely death.

Conor's father Kieran, his wife Ann, and Conor's twin brother Owen will embark on the 100km walk from Galway City, where Conor spent the happiest days of his life, to Tullamore in May. 

At the time of Conor's death, his father Kieran spoke to the Offaly Express and told of his upbringing in Cork and the person his son really was. You can read that article here.

The walk will begin at the Spanish Arch in Galway City at 9am on Friday, May 3, and end at the King Tree in Tullamore at approximately 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6.

It will pass through several towns and villages en-route to Ballinasloe and will conclude with a final stretch along the Grand Canal from Shannon Harbour to Tullamore town.

Conor's family would like to ask people in both Galway and Tullamore, and everywhere in between to come out and support them and to donate to the campaign for both charities. 

You can donate here.