Adare ,Tour De Munster

Adare,Tour De Munster 2008

Adare,Tour De Munster 2008

The Tour De Munster Completed their 600 Km Charity Cycle through all the counties of Munster.This is the fifth year of this very unique event where all the participants cover their own costs ,the funds this year will go to Enable Ireland.See more on their website http://tourdemunster.com/

I met the Cyclist’s in Cruise Street in Limerick stopping on the second leg of their Cycle,the first person i met was Gerry Muray from Patrickswell .They had stayed overnight in Killaloe and the crack was good as it is every year.He said it was an event he looked forward to every year then Cycling has been Gerry’s passion throughout his life so far.As chairman of the Tour De Munster he was thrilled with the response they have received since the event commenced.Last year they raised 100,000 for Cystic Fibrosis ,this year Enable Ireland has been chosen.The Tour commenced in Cork with legendary Cyclist Sean Kelly  from Tour De France at the helm,4 Days of Cycling through the picturesques region of Munster to finally finish back in Cork.It was an interesting morning chatting with the remaining cyclist ,superb athletes all of them and great credit to all of them for taking time out from their professions .It is good to see that our society is not made up totally as we say “Me Feiners”.(Translation :People who love them selves so much and never give anything back to society)They were all hoping that the inclement weather we were having would not ruin their marathon cycle,as i left them outside Rathkeale drops appeared on the windscreen though.

Gerry Kelly and Paul Sheridan ,Taking time out in Cruises St.Limerick

Gerry Murray and Paul Sheridan ,Taking time out in Cruises St.Limerick

The Limerick Leader has more on Gerry Kelly http://www.limerickleader.ie/features/This-Limerick-LifeGerry-Murray.4390500.jp

Cruises Street ,Limerick

Cruises Street ,Limerick

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One Response to “Adare ,Tour De Munster”
  1. Henrik says:

    Very nice panoramic scene shot!

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