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Cycle Against Suicide 2017 Visits Thomond Park

The Cycle Against Suicide 2017 Team pictured outside Thomond Park. 

Cycle Against Suicide 2017 Visits Thomond Park

Cycle Against Suicide 2017

Pictured: Colm Moran, Operations Manager, Thomond Park. Noel Gleeson, Deputy Lord Mayor Limerick. Barry Heffernan, Event Director, Cycle Against Suicide

Wednesday, May 4 marked the eleventh day of the national Cycle Against Suicide 2017 campaign and saw the cycle set off from Limerick city. The Cyclists finished their journey through Clare on Tuesday evening before reaching Ardscoil Rís at 6 pm. The team of cyclists were invited to Limerick’s pride and joy, Thomond Park, where they met the Deputy Lord Mayor of Limerick, Noel Gleeson, who was there to wish them well on their journey. Wednesday’s stage at began at Thomond Park at 10.30 am and made it’s way to John The Baptist school in Hospital in the afternoon.


The message that the Cycle Against Suicide 2017 event is bringing to the island of Ireland is that “It is ok to not feel ok and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help”. The stops along the route and the welcome from local communities such as those in Limerick have enabled the event, which is now in its fifth year, to spread this message across the island of Ireland.

Cycle Against Suicide 2017

Pictured: Clódagh Moynihan, Colm Moran, Darryl Johnston, Noel Gleeson, John Dineen & Barry Heffernan

Cycle Against Suicide was founded by Irish entrepreneur, Jim Breen as a result of an appearance on RTÉ’S documentary, The Secret Millionaire. The programme inspired Jim to continue to use his skills and influences to help raise awareness of mental health in Ireland and signpost people in need, to the considerable supports available for suicide prevention in Ireland. Cycle against suicide is a voluntary organisation that aims to raise awareness of this prevalent issue of Suicide, offer reassurance that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’, and direct people to where this critical help is available both locally and across the island of Ireland.

Cycle against suicide focus on a community-driven approach in all their activities. They work towards more cohesion between, and awareness of, the various organisations working to prevent suicide, and provide bereavement support, in Ireland.


More details about the event can be found here

or by contacting Conor Crowley on [email protected]

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.