Cobh's Ball Run - lots of fun.

The 6th annual Ball Run down Cobh's Barrack Hill took place on Monday. This charity event - you buy a ball for two euro - just gets bigger and bigger and there were thousands of entrants this year. 

Over 6000 brightly coloured balls cascaded and bounced down one of the steepest urban hills in Ireland, also known as the Deck of Cards.  Thousands packed the street and the square at the end for the the fun event. 

When the balls were released en masse at the top, they were followed down by lots of kids. This is also a fundraising event and is in aid of cancer research charities. Put in your diary for next year's August Bank Holiday Monday!