More than 300 cyclists on the Thurles to Kilkenny leg of the Cycle against Suicide arrived in Loreto Secondary School on Friday afternoon to an enthusiastic welcome.
The sun shone as the cyclists came down the Granges Road at 2.10pm to be greeted by a sea of orange colour. The students and teachers lined both sides of the road to greet the cyclists and they were joined by the students and teachers from St Canice’s Primary School.
The group had lunch in the school before heading off to Carlow. Before they arrived, the entire school community gathered in the gym.
They were joined by a number of students from both the CBS and the Presentation schools. Colm Hayes was the MC for this event and there was a very inspirational speech from Bob Carley.
Other speakers included the Ombudsman for Children Dr Niall Muldoon, Angela Hayes from Teach Tom and Ann Downey Manager of the Kilkenny Senior Camogie team. There was also a lot of singing to get everyone into party mood.
It was a great occasion for the school to have the honour of hosting this event. Many thanks go to Ms Kay Phelan and her hand-working committee of students and teachers.