Some 39 years after the photo above was taken, Donie Walsh unvieled a special commeration plaque in the town of Ballyhooly, Co.Cork (24th Sept 2010). The plaque commerates John Hartnett and his athletic achievements.
...and the plaque in closer detail...
1) The articles in the preceding pages were written by Olivier Ryan and appeared in the book 'The Ford of the Apples : A History of Ballyhooly'. They are reproduced here with his kind permission.
2) Much of the information here was supplied by Pat Nash of Ballyhooly. Pat is one of the organizers of the 'John Harnett Challenge' which is a 10 mile race in the hills near the town of Ballyhooly in North Cork. The inaugural race was in 2009 and it is held in August every year.
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