We, the pupils and staff of Coláiste Naomh Eoin would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all of you who have supported and continue to support this event.

A very special thanks to all the sponsors on the mainland and island, in particular, Tarlach de Blacam of ‘Cniotáil Inis Meáin Teo.’ who very generously donates the running prizes and knitwear year in year out. A big thank-you thanks to Siopa Ruaidhrí Beag, Galway Water and Musgraves who sponsors the energy drinks and bars for the goody bags. To Noel Conneely and Mártín Flaherty who meticulously mark the course year in year out and to all the water station attendants. To the parents & Bean an Tí’s of Coláiste Naomh Eoin who donate their time on the day. 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.


On occasion, participants and other interested parties inquire as to whether they can raise additional funding through the medium of a sponsorship card. If you would like to become one such sponsor please email info@inisironmeain.com giving your name and address and a sponsorship card will be forwarded to you in due course.

Our Sponsors:

Inis Meáin Knitting Company

Aran Island Ferries

Aer Arann      


Galway Water        

Teach Ósta Inis Meáin

Value Cente Cash & Carry, Galway

Siopa Ruaidhrí Beag Teo., Inis Meáin

An Dún, Inis Meáin