Casteisland Day Centre and Currow Club Appeal for Cycle Support

Members of Currow Cycling Club and Castleisland Day Care Centre pictured at the presentation of the €8,640 proceeds of the 2017 annual cycle at the centre last November. Included are, seated: Kathleen Griffin, Eamonn Breen, Currow C.C.; Monica Prendiville, chairperson Castleisland Day Care Centre Board of Management and Freddie Dwyer, Currow C.C.. Back from left: Paddy O’Connor, Eilish Moynihan, Mike Kearney, Joan Walsh, Jimmy Shanahan, Eileen Lane, Jimmy Kearney, Helen O’Connor and Donal Nelligan, all Castleisland Day Care Centre. Photograph Courtesy of Castleisland Day Care Centre.

Castleisland Day Care Centre in conjunction with Currow Cycling Club have issued calls for cyclists to take part in their 12th annual fundraising spin.

This year’s cycle is a Sunday later than its usual hurling final or first Sunday in September date due to the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.

September 9th at 10am

Now the event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 9th and the off time is 10am.

The routes are slightly different also this year but the choice between long and short cycles remains.

The routes laid out for this year’s event are, as usual, designed to suit both the beginner and the more experienced cyclists.

There are three routes in this year’s fundraiser. Route One is a 10 mile spin which is being planned with the hope that Dysart Bridge will be finished. Beginners, seasoned cyclists and all do this route.

Two More Distance Options

Route Two continues towards Tralee Road and, at Ballycarthy, returns to Castleisland and this is a 25 mile cycle.

Route Three continues to Tralee and Castlemaine before returning to Castleisland and is a 50 mile tour of beautiful countryside.
“With increased awareness of health and fitness this event provides a great incentive for people to get on their bikes and engage with cycling as a way of getting more active and healthy.

Highly Appreciative

The board of management of Castleisland Day Care Centre are highly appreciative of the efforts of both the organising club and the participants and all those behind the scenes.

“We greatly appreciate the turn out of support for the cycle each year and all the people who work on making the day such a success. We’re thankful to the ladies who provide refreshments and to all the local volunteers who steward the event and of course to our event organisers and the people who take part in the event for us,” – said a spokesperson at the centre.

Sponsorship Cards Available

Sponsorship cards for the cycle will be available soon from the Castleisland Day Care Centre.

Registration is €20 with a special discount for families and takes place at Castleisland Day Care Centre between 9am and 9.45am on the morning of the cycle on September 9th.

Cycling helmets are compulsory for all cyclists and anyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The cycle gets under way from the centre at 10am. All cyclists are entered into a draw with lots of prizes on offer.

About the Centre

Castleisland Day Care Centre is a charitable organisation which relies heavily on fund-raising events in order to maintain its level of service.

The centre provides day care services for the elderly of the area along with facilitating HSE Mental Health Day Care services and a Physiotherapy Department.

The elderly sector provides day respite for families and carers with services such as nursing, chiropody, mid-day meals, laundry, hairdressing, educational session all part of the regular day.


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