Famine Warhouse Photographs
Ronnie Delaney led the Walk from the Commons Cross to the Famine Warhouse on the last Saturday of July 2015
Ronald Michael Delany (born 6 March 1935), better known as Ron or Ronnie Delany, is an Irish former athlete, who specialised in middle distance running. He earned a gold medal by finishing in first place in the 1500 metres event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne. He later earned a bronze medal in the 1500 metres event at the 1958 European Athletics Championships in Stockholm.
Ronnie addressing the crowd at the Famine Warhouse
A Section of this years audience
Ronnie Delaney Irelands 1956 Gold Medal winner at the Melbourne Olympics for the 1500 metres led the Annual commemorative walk from the John Joe Barry monument in the Commons Village to the Famine Warhouse,.
Here he is in deep conversation with Joe and Helen Barry. John Joe Barry, Joe’s brother had preceded Ronnie Delaney at Villanova University, a recollection that Ronnie regaled the good sized crowd with in his wonderful and stimulating Oration about being an Irish ‘Emigrant’, the opportunities there are and how the Irish have achieved and are achieving worldwide for centuries.