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Limerick Youth Service 40th Anniversary & Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle Launch





Up to 80 people are expected to cycle from county Limerick to Doolin this July in memory of Ger McDonnell, who died on K2, the second highest mountain in the world during an avalanche in 2008 as he tried to help others make the descent. Now in its fifth year, the Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle will donate the proceeds from the cycle this year to Limerick Youth Service (LYS), which helps hundreds of teenagers in Limerick city and county who have left school early to train for jobs. The cycle was officially launched on May 24, as the service hosted its 40th anniversary in the Clarion Hotel. The event is expected to raise thousands of euro for this year’s designated charity. Sponsorship cards are available from Limerick Youth Service, 5 Lower Glentworth Street. Participants are asked to raise at least €40 in sponsorship to take part. 40 years on, LYS remains committed to supporting and encouraging young people to be active participants in shaping their futures. We would urge anyone interested in becoming a LYS volunteer to visit

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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.

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