We had a fantastic turnout for Inis Iron Meáin 2023 and that’s thanks to you….each and everyone one who made the effort to come and support us in such huge numbers!
Next year’s Inis Iron Meáin will take place on
Saturday the 4th of May 2024
A very special thank you to all the sponsors on the mainland and the island …. in particular, ‘Cniotáil Inis Meáin‘ (now with Marie-Thérèse and Rory at the helm) who very generously donated the main running prizes with bespoke knitwear. Cniotáil Inis Meáin have been our main sponsor since the outset with Tarlach & Áine de Blacam and their crew going to untold lengths to supply us with fabulous knitwear for all the goodie bags in addition to the main running prizes. We would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks for all you have done for this event and wish you all the best on your retirement.
Also, Comhlacht Forbartha Inis Meáin, Pleanáil Teanga Inis Meáin, the GRETB, Aer Árann and Siopa Ruaidhrí Beag who also sponsored the running prizes. A huge welcome and thank-you to our brand new sponsor Portwest who sponsored all the sports garments. To BWG and Galway Water who sponsored the energy drinks and bars for the goody bags. To Noel Conneely and Adrian Concannon for meticulously marking the course and to all the water attendants. To Ann and Stella who did a stellar job on the Tea an Coffee station. To all of you who contribute your time and enthusiasm (too many of you to mention), we thank-you for making Coláiste Naomh Eoin’s special annual event the great success that it is. Last, but not least, we are indebted to the Timire Gaeilge, Tomás Breathnach, the Irish language development officer of the Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board who is a constant advocate for the schools development and supporter of every event during the school year.
In addition, I think that we can all agree that Patrick and his crew at Connemara Catering did a fantastic job delivering delicious food with equal efficiency.
To Island Ferries and their crew for getting everybody on and off the island safely and for providing a discounted ferry rate for all participants……..
Many thanks to Aer Arann for putting on additional flights and getting our special guest Marty Morrissey to his sporting fixture on time and to Doolin Ferries for ferrying participants to and fro.
Míle buíochas gach duine!
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Inis Iron Meáin is the original Island road race which continues to impress runners year after year! This event has been so successful for the past 17 years that it has inspired many other communities to stage similar events. ‘Lá an 10K’ is a major social event for Inis Meáin, that sees the return of many familiar faces year after year.
- Coláiste Naomh Eoin, the Island’s secondary school, is one of Ireland’s most successful small schools and this event is key to ensuring that the school continues to thrive thus ensuring the viability of this Atlantic gem. The course is exceptionally scenic with a choice between a 5km or 10km road race or a more difficult 12km route which includes a spectacular beach run along Ceann Gainnimh. Our 5K category was added to cater for both novice and senior interests.
All online entrants receive a goody pack which includes:
- Race Number and Timing Chip
- Sports garment
- Inis Iron Meáin T-Shirt
- Energy drink & energy bar
- Map of island course
- Ticket for participants barbeque buffet
Next year’s Inis Iron Meáin will take place on Saturday the 4th of May 2024.
THERE ARE 3 RACE CATEGORIES AS FOLLOWS:
- 5K ROAD RACE
- CÚRSA CRUA – 10K ROAD RACE
- CÚRSA FÍOR CHRUA – 12K ROAD & BEACH RACE
IF YOU WISH TO AMEND THE RACE CATEGORY YOU SELECTED, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU DO SO VIA EMAIL BEFORE WEDNESDAY THE 1ST OF MAY 2024 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
€50 STANDARD RATE
€20 SPECIAL TEEN RATE SCHOOL (AGE 13-17)
CHILDREN 0 -12 YEARS FREE OF CHARGE (register online)
€40 SPECIAL RATE FOR ISLANDERS. (Goodie Bag guaranteed for pre-reg only).
An ‘islander’ is deemed as: anyone living or from Inis Meáin, anyone whose parent(s) are from Inis Meáin and anyone married to a person from Inis Meáin. In the interest of fair play to everybody, person(s) who do not meet this criteria will not be eligible for the special island rate.
Please be advised that due to a limited supply, goody bags are only guaranteed to those who register in good time . Please register early to avoid disappointment. Anyone who does not have access to the online entry system can contact the school at 099 73991 and we will complete the registration on your behalf.
ALL ENTREES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE / NON-TRANSFERABLE.
However, you may defer your entry until the following year if for some reason you cannot attend the current year’s event.