Aer Arann Islands


The Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on runners, joggers and walkers to take part and join the fun for the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon on the weekend of 12th -14th of April 2024 on the spectacular Aran Island of Inis Mór.   

The unique event is raising vital funds for the Mater Hospital Foundation, with proceeds going to support vital new equipment that has the power to save lives. 

The Mater Hospital Foundation is delighted to continue working with the Marathon Committee to raise funds for patients in the Mater Hospital. In 2023, the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon raised in excess of €105,000 to transform and improve patient care in the Mater, which provides expert, specialist treatment to hundreds of thousands of sick people and their families from all across Ireland each and every year.

Commenting on this year’s event, Mary Moorhead, CEO of the Mater Foundation said, “We are delighted to be once again working with the Aer Arann Islands Half Marathon Committee and heading back to Inis Mór in April for this truly one of a kind event. We are immensely grateful to the Committee, Volunteers and Participants who have already had such a huge impact on our Patients’ lives. Our sincere appreciation must also lie with Aer Arann for their longstanding support of this event and for helping to make it possible every spring.”


To find out how you can take part on the day, visit, contact Mater Foundation Community and Events Specialist Angela McNulty at [email protected] or call the Mater Foundation on 01 830 3482. 


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Contact Rachel Daly at the Children’s Health Foundation