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2,500km Fundraising Cycle – Day 1: 09/07/2016

Well known local man Tom Kennedy from Kilmanagh is cycling the 2,500km long Wild Atlantic Way in an effort to raise funds towards the building of the Kilkenny Great War Memorial.

Tom Kennedy to cycle 2,500km long Wild Atlantic Way to raise funds for Memorial.

Launching the Fundraising Cycle: L-R: Matt Doran (Cathaoirleach Kilkenny County Council), Donal Croghan – Chairman Kilkenny Great War Memorial committee, the man himself – Mr Tom Kennedy and Mayor Pat O’Neill.

Tom, who is blind, will be accompanied on his “bicycle made for two” by a succession of friends who will each take the pilot seat for a few days of his epic journey. Starting in Kinsale he will hug the coast the entire length of the Western coast finishing the journey on the Peace Bridge in Derry. He aims to cycle approx. 120km per day and the journey will take around 3 weeks in total.

You can follow his journey on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/KilkennyWW1 where we will be posting daily updates.

Tom Kennedy and Jim Fitzpatrick at the Fundraising Cycle start line.

Tom Kennedy and Jim Fitzpatrick this morning (09/07/16) at the Fundraising Cycle start line.

Tom started his journey this morning in Kinsale and 185km, 1 puncture and several heavy showers later he and his pilot Jim Fitzpatrick arrived in Mizen Head this evening where they are enjoying a well earned rest before heading back out on the road tomorrow morning.

Fundraising Cycle - end of Day 1. 185km down, 2,315km to go!

Fundraising Cycle – end of Day 1. 185km down, 2,315km to go!

Please help Tom on his journey by donating the cost of a letter or few on the Memorial. There will be just over 800 names on the Memorial – each name averages around 20 letters of the alphabet and each letter costs €1 to carve. Tom and his friends are covering all of their own costs so all monies raised go directly to the Memorial fund.

Donations can be made via the PayPal Donate button here on our website, via https://www.gofundme.com/2ay8ysc or to any committee member.

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