Pat's coastal challenge to fund a future

Coffee morning fund raiser in Rothe House on April 1

Pat's coastal challenge to fund a future

Pat Nolan

By Brian Keyes brian.keyes@kilkennypeople.ie @KeyesBrian

A local ‘high flyer’ has now taken to pedal power in his retirement years to fulfill a lifelong ambition - and in the process create a third level bursary for a talented young person.

Pat Nolan from the College Road, a former pilot, Kilkenny Airport founder and now a retired accountant, will begin his journey around the coast line of Ireland on Easter Monday, April 17, from the Castle Gates at 8am - being pushed off by Mayor Pat O’Neill.

The 3,80o plus kilometres will commence with a ferry crossing at Dunmore East before Pat takes on the beautiful South West of the country, and travels the Wild Atlantic Way.

While doing so, Pat will be raising funds for a talented young person who may not have the financial support to attend third level college - he is creating a bursary in conjunction with Waterford Institute of Technology.

A hard working fundraising committee has also been formed. Pat is financing the entire trip himself, and already has had the the bike fully serviced. First fundraising drive up is next Saturday, April 1 with a coffee morning at Rothe House - fittingly so as Pat is the President of the KAS - which will be held from 10am to 12.30pm.

Brochures of the trip, plus information on how to donate, are available at Rothe House, The Club House Hotel, Stonehouse Books, and Andy in the Bicyle Shop on Michael Street.