Sean Kelly to lead fundraising cycle through Cahir

On Thursday, August 11, 150 cyclists will pass through Cahir, on a four day, 600km circuit of Munster fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland, DSI. They will be lead by internationally famed cyclist, the legendary Sean Kelly,

On Thursday, August 11, 150 cyclists will pass through Cahir, on a four day, 600km circuit of Munster fundraiser for Down Syndrome Ireland, DSI. They will be lead by internationally famed cyclist, the legendary Sean Kelly,

The Tour De Munster cyclists will set off from Cork on the morning of the 11th, and will cycle over The Vee, into Clogheen, Cahir, Tipperary Town, Newport , Nenagh and finish day one in Killaloe Co. Clare. They will proceed through every county in Munster and finish with a triumphant climb up Patrick’s Hill in Cork on Sunday, August 14.

Volunteers will be collecting on the streets in Cahir on Thursday, August 11. Please give generously and support Tipperary branch Down Syndrome Ireland and show your support for the cyclists as they pass through the town at approximately 3pm on the day.

Please show your support to locals Paddy O’Callaghan and Maura Buckley from Clogheen who are taking part in the charity cycle. The cyclists cover their own expenses and all proceeds go directly to the Down syndrome association in each of the six counties.

Please support you local branch, Down Syndrome Tipperary, by sponsoring Paddy and Maura through sponsorship cards in local shops and businesses or by contributing into the street bucket collections that will take place in Cahir, Tipperary Town and Nenagh on Thursday, August 11.

Organisers are also appealing for people to show their support for the cyclists by welcoming them into Tipperary on “The Vee” at the Tipperary/ Waterford border at approximately 1.15pm, in Clogheen at about 2pm, Cahir at about 3pm Tipperary Town 3.40 pm.and in other towns along the route. Please show your support for these wonderful people who have given their time and energy to raise much needed funding for DSI.

DSI (www.downsyndrome.ie) is a voluntary organisation, and is the biggest single group concerned with the welfare of people with a learning disability in Ireland. Its services include speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational and medical advisory experts and counselling services. The objective is to ensure that each individual is developed to their full potential and to help people with Down Syndrome make their own futures as bright and independent as possible. This all takes funds, and through the great work of the Tour De Munster cyclists more people with Downs Syndrome will be helped in a practical way.

So please give generously to this wonderful event and become part of the ‘Share the journey’ appeal. Tipperary branch Down Syndrome Ireland. www.downsyndrome.ie