John Gearty

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Hi all, I’m taking part in BrainWalk and walking, jogging or running as far as I can to improve my own health and wellbeing and help save lives! 

I am raising money for the Encephalitis Society, a cause close to my heart.
Encephalitis is a neurological condition that can be devastating. Here are five facts you may not know: 


1. Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.

2. It is caused by an infection or through the immune system attacking the brain.

3. Anyone can be affected by encephalitis – no matter their age, gender or ethnicity.

4. It has a high death rate and survivors are often left with an acquired brain injury and life-changing consequences.

5. It is more common in many countries than motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, bacterial meningitis and cerebral palsy.

One person is diagnosed with encephalitis every minute across the world, and life for them and their loved ones will never be the same again.

Every donation I receive will go to the Encephalitis Society, helping accelerate understanding and awareness of encephalitis and ensuring that those affected by this serious neurological condition get the crucial help and support they need. Please help if you can.

My Achievements

50% of Fundraising Achieved

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And Now The End is Near

Tuesday 1st Mar
Feb is now done and dusted and I just want to thank again all those who have supported us. I thought we might have pushed it to the magic £5000 mark and we nearly did so a huge thank you to you all. It’s still not too late if anyone knows anyone else who would like to donate but I am very conscious of very genuine causes ,none more urgent than the needs of people in Ukraine. I can’t thank you all enough. John
Tuesday 22nd Feb
Encephalitis Awareness Day in the beautiful Hazel House Cafe. The more who get to know about encephalitis and the early warning signs, the better chance we have of saving lives and preventing irreparable damage .For more information, please visit https://www.encephalitis.info

World Encephalitis Day 22nd February

Tuesday 22nd Feb
Tomorrow is World Encephalitis Awareness Day and I would like to thank Niall and Karl Fitzharris and all the staff in the beautiful Hazel House cafe in the hills above Rathfarnham for helping me to promote the occasion. Thank you too to all my very generous friends and family for supporting the February Brainwalk. We are getting closer to the dream target of raising £5000 for this very worthy cause. Please continue to spread the word. No donations are too small. Most of my ‘steps’ on the 22nd will be on the piano in this unique cafe. A most sincere thank you to everyone, some who I don’t even know personally but who have come on board. This is very much appreciated by all and will be a very significant support to those presently struggling with the after effects of encephalitis. Sincere thanks. John

Wig of Shame

Thursday 3rd Feb
As I was coming last on the 15th hole  today I had to don the wig of shame for the last three holes and the coffee afterwards 😱. All in a good cause. Easy to get the extra steps in when one is playing army golf … left right left right 🤓. Good company. Plenty of laughs. Thanks again to all who have supported this great cause. John

Wig of Shame 😱

Thursday 3rd Feb
Todays walking buddies

Unbelievable

Wednesday 26th Jan
What can I say ! Totally blown away with the support the Society has received from friends and family. Most of us probably don’t fully appreciate how the Encephalitis Society is the only real link that some families have for coming to terms with and understanding the condition. I am truly blessed to know you all. John x

Gratias Amigos

Sunday 16th Jan
Sincere thanks to all who have donated so far. When I set my target of €200 I just presumed that I’d be donating that out of my own pocket. Now that a few friends, who are social media heads, have spread the word,I’m raising my target to as much as we we can raise for this amazing society. Since volunteering with the Encephalitis Society I see on a weekly basis the incredible work that it does in helping people whose lives have been turned upside down by encephalitis. I appreciate that I’m one of the lucky ones and thank you sincerely for your kindness. John

Thank you to my Sponsors

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John Mccormack

Keep up the good work John

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Fergal & Aislyng Gearty

Best of luck John 👍

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Marian Coughlan

Go n -éiri go geal leat John.

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Dermot Gearty

Nice one amigo!

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Tony Gearty

I’m impressed John. Hope you’ve got decent walking shoes!

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Michael Cornyn

Good luck John, mighty man

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The Hulston’s

Good Luck John, great cause.

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John Mccarthy

Best of luck John, make sure the "gearbox" is in good working order...Jmc

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Fiona Gearty

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John Brennan

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St John Of God Staff

Best of luck John

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Elizabeth Barendregt

Good luck with the walk John!

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Stéphane Claude

Step by Steph

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Finola O'rourke

Well done John!!

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Mio & Nick Debnam

Great cause... Good luck and happy walking!

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David Curtin

Well done John, some man.

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Carrie

Sorry I missed your brainwalk in Feb, John. Great job! Hope its not too late to nudge the final amount upwards. C.

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John Gearty

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Ciara & Frank

Give us a shout - we’ll do some steps with you! X

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Lynne & Daithí

Best of luck, John!x

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Eoin Gearty

Best of luck Reeko - fantastic cause. I’ll have to join you for some steps!

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Aidan Dundon

Best of luck Johnny - steps on the golf course should count for double!

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Roisin

luv ya Rico

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Rachel Ruddy

Good luck John!

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David O’brien

Best of luck John

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Kathleen Dodd

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Dónal Mcnulty

Fair play John! Best of luck!

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Clio & Lucas

Way to go John! Sending you all our love and can’t wait to see you soon hopefully xxxxx

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Chris & Sandra Moore

You can do this! Such a worthy cause. From your friends in Yorkshire.

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Ann Nolan

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Clare Ring

Good on ye

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Tom Doyle

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Neal Johnston

You had me at 'Hello. "

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Angie Munro

Go Gearty !

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Najwa

Well done John The very best of luck

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Emma Fry

Well done John, best of luck. Hopefully see you soon, maybe even for a little walk!

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Mags And Brian

Well done, John. Great cause!!!! Make sure some of those steps are on a golf course.😉

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Martin And Úna Durkin

Well done John. Martin will join you for some of those steps but no stopping at ROMA this time!

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Brian Mcgowan

Fantastic!

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Miriam And Joe Morrin

Well done John. Best of luck.

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Shane Connolly

Best of luck John!

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V Ruddy

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Aine Gallagher

I’m late to donate but I want you to know that you are inspiring and amazing! Go you!!! Xx

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Bernie Murray

Well done John

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Gill Arnold

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Karen O'dowd

Best of luck John! X

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Clodagh & David Spellman

Best of luck John!

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Cathal Gearty

Good luck. 280000 steps in one month will be some achievement

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Ailbhe Gearty

We will join you for some steps 👣 because Winnie won’t be able to keep up with this and help you 😅

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John And Mary

Go n-éirí leat Johnny!!

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Dymphna Mc Cusker

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Jim Monaghan

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Lyn Corcoran

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Orna & Marty Friel

Best of luck John!

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Patrick Patten

I hope you manage to walk quicker than you do on the golf course!! Best of luck John.

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Maura And Tom Connolly

Good luck John

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Anonymous

Best of luck John🕺

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Michelle Nagle

Best of luck and well done John this is amazing!

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Rose Anne Basquel

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Mary B

The best of luck with your February challenge, John !

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Aideen Mccormack

Best of luck John!

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Laura Sullivan

Best of luck John! 💗

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Diana Gearty

Good luck John x

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Anne And Danny Mcnulty

Happy walking John!

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Kathryn Coffey

Best of luck John

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Eleanor Ruddy

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Orla Collins

Best of luck John!!

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Nicola Nolan

Best of luck John 😊No doubt you are going to smash it!

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Annie Leddy

Best of Luck John, no bother to you!!!!!

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Tony Kennedy

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Pat Gately

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Clare

Well done nearly there John.

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Kathryn Crowley

Best of luck, John.

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Sarah

Sorry I meant to donate ages ago! Well done!

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Janet Green

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Esther Leonard

Fair play John! Tons & tons of love xxx

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Cathy Medbury

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Aimee Roberts

Amazing John 🙌, Best of Luck x

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Karl Fitzharris

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George Gearty

Hope the steps won’t distract you too much from the FPL research!

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Lynne Mcevoy

Best of luck John! Great cause.

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Jo Kiernan

Best of luck John

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Anna Nagle

Best of luck John

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Jennifer Prendergast

Best of luck John !

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Kieron Drumm

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Regina Halpin Weber

Best of luck John! R x

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Therese O O’connor

Great chat John, wishing you all the best for your up and coming walk. Best wishes Therese O’Connor J of G xx

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Niamh Coultry

Best of luck John! 🙌

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Gary O'donnchadha

John, very best of luck with your fantastic project! I look forward to tracking your brainwalk. Best regards, Gary.

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Rose Ott

Good Luck John 👍

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Susanna Carr

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Jennifer Drumm

Fair Play John and best of luck!!!

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Ciara Dunne (abacas)

John, fair play to you! You'll smash your target no doubt! All the best

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Pat Costello

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Sally Medbury

Best of luck John!

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April Hogg

Fair play pal, you are inspirational!! Hope Winnie has some trainers 😁😁👍

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Maire Curry

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Dervla

Best of luck John! That's amazing!!

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Marie Mc Carthy

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Laura B

Thank you John!

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Catriona Carney

Well done you !

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Eimear Cameron

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Darragh Mchugh

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Harry G

Wonderful stuff, John!

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Anonymous

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Paula Callaghan

Best of luck John

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Sarah O Keeffe

Well Done and best wishes from Kerry John! Hope all of the Gearty clan are keeping well 😊

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Pat O Connor

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Sophie Tobin

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Anonymous

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Laura Van Der Vlueten

From Laura Van der Vlueten Greetings from the Netherlands :)