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Network Ireland Limerick – Creating a Mindset for Success

25 March, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Network Ireland Limerick is a forum for women in business, the professions and the arts.

You have the opportunity to attend two Network Ireland Limerick events to get a sense of what we do and to see if it’s for you, before signing up as a member.

Dr Sinead Kane, a lawyer, mediator, Ph.D. and accomplished ultra runner and two-time Guinness World Record holder is the guest speaker at Network Ireland Limerick’s March event taking place in Limerick on 25 March at the Clayton Hotel.

In telling her story, Dr Kane will share her insights on how to overcome adversity and build resilience thereby creating a mindset for success.

Dr Sinead Kane is a visually impaired athlete and qualified lawyer who holds a double PhD doctorate and is a double Guinness World Record Holder for the furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours and for being the first blind person to complete a Marathon each of the seven Continents in less than seven days. She has forged a career as one of Ireland’s best ultra runners despite having less than 5% vision and having only begun running in 2012.

Fiercely determined since a young age, Dr Kane said, “I think a perception people have is people with blindness and disabilities can’t do things. Throughout my life, I’ve always strived to achieve things a fully sighted person hasn’t.”

Petrina Hayes, President of Network Ireland Limerick, said, “Every day we face challenges; some small and some so big they may seem insurmountable, but quite often a solution can be found if we adapt or alter our mindset. I’m delighted Dr Kane will be joining us and sharing her tips on how to create a mindset for success. She has confronted so many challenges in life; it is mind-blowing what she has achieved to date.”

Dr. Sinead Kane:

Keynote Speaker, Double PhD doctorate, Double Guinness World Record holder, Freelance Researcher, Visually Impaired Athlete, & Qualified Lawyer.

Sinead doesn’t let her disability hold her back and is living life to the full. Within the space of three months Sinead Kane was awarded two PhD doctorates. In October 2017, she received an honorary PhD from the National University of Ireland. In December 2017, she was awarded her academic PhD from Dublin City University.

Sinead also is a double Guinness World Record Holder. In February 2018 she broke the Guinness World Record for furthest distance for a female on a treadmill in 12 hours.

Sinead is also the holder of a Guinness World Record for being the first blind person to complete a Marathon on each of the seven Continents, a feat which she completed in less than 7 days in January 2017. She is also the first Irish female to do the world marathon challenge. Sinead and her guide runner [John] completed their first Marathon of this challenge at Union Glacier, Antarctica followed by running a Marathon in Punta Arenas (South America), Miami (North America), Madrid (Europe), Marrakech (Africa), Dubai (Asia) and finally Sydney (Oceania).

Sinead came joint-first in her marathon in Dubai. This is all remarkable given that Sinead only did her first marathon ever in October 2014 and only took up running in April 2012.

The above achievements are admirable but are even more so when one considers that Sinead only has 5% vision and is registered as legally blind. Sinead has overcome a lot of adversity throughout her life and now wants to help others. Sinead proves how those who persist in spite of a disability can develop determination, motivation, and creativity.


About Network Ireland

Network Ireland Limerick provides a forum where women in business, the professions and the Arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. It encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national organisation driving the personal and professional development of women with over 1,000 members and 15 branches through the country.

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women to call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

Date: Wednesday, 25th March 2020

Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm Registration: 6.00 pm

Kick-off: 6.30pm sharp

Venue: Clayton Hotel Limerick

Fee: This event is FREE for Network Ireland Limerick Members & €25 for Non-Members including employees, entrepreneurs, SME owners, professionals, not for profit and public sector.

Remember to bring plenty of Business Cards for Networking!

Please book early as places are limited.


Network Ireland – Limerick


Clayton Hotel
Steamboat Quay
Limerick, Co Limerick
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