Cycle from Raftery’s grave in Killeeneen to Kiltimagh

This cycle commemorates Raftery’s poem “Cill Aodain” where he describes his return to Kiltimagh and his home in Killeadan. It will take place on Saturday morning 2nd October 2021 time to be confirmed. The cycle will depart from his grave in Killeeneen in Galway with a small ceremony, cyclists will travel through Kilcolgan, Claregalway, Tuam. They will travel through the towns and villages he mentions in the poem Claremorris, Balla Ballinamore and Kiltimagh. In Kiltimagh there will be a parade from the outskirts of the town to the Market Square where his statue is located. There will be a short ceremony there to mark his return to Kiltimagh.
We are looking for strong cylists that will cycle the 100K, intermediate cyclists that will join in Claremorris and Balla and family cylists that will join at Ballinamore for this very historic event.

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