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O Neill Industrial Charity - Group Of Cyclists partaking in the Charity Cycle. O Neill Industrial Charity - Group Of Cyclists partaking in the Charity Cycle.


O’Neill Industrial charity cycle in aid of Mid West Simon Community is a resounding success



O Neill Industrial Charity –  Pictured above is a group of cyclists partaking in the O Neill Industrial charity cycle.

75 cyclists participated in the Charity Cycle which travelled 75 kilometres in total

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Boru Tri Club were one of the many groups that took part in the charity cycle.

The second annual O Neill Industrial Charity Cycle in aid of Mid West Simon Community homeless services took place last Saturday, April 23 in Ardnacrusha, Co. Clare.  

75 cyclists participated in the event, travelling 75 kilometres in total outbound to Mountshannon, Co. Clare via Broadford, with the return leg passing through Killaloe. 




It was a warm sunny day, making the scenery all the more beautiful along the shores of Lough Derg. Teams from and St John’s Ambulance were on hand to keep everyone safe and helped make the day such a success. The cycle ended with a barbeque at McMahon’s Bar, Ardnacrusha in the sunshine.

Michael O’Neill, Sales Director at O’Neill Industrial said, “We are absolutely delighted with the Charity Cycle, such was the demand, that I had to close the online Eventbrite bookings a week before the cycle, as we had in excess of 90 registrations.

“We would like to thank all the clubs who participated, especially Limerick Triathlon Club and Boru Tri Club as well as all the individuals and companies who were involved.  We are very pleased to be supporting Mid West Simon Community homeless services, raising in excess of €2,000 with donations still coming in.  All monies raised will go towards helping those who truly need it in our local community.”

“We are thrilled that O’Neill Industrial chose Mid West Simon Community as their beneficiary for their Annual Charity Cycle for the second time,” commented Maura McMahon, Events & Donor Relationship Manager at Mid West Simon Community.

“We are delighted that the Charity Cycle was a sellout and we look forward to partnering with O’Neill Industrial for next year’s Charity Cycle and building on this year’s success by doubling the number of cyclists at least. All funds raised from this event will go towards our Homeless services in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.” 

Mid West Simon Community, work hard to support children and adults experiencing the everyday challenges around homelessness and food poverty in the Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary area.

The charity provides both singles and families short-term, emergency accommodation with personalised programmes to assist them with moving on to independent living. Other services include long-term accommodation, tenancy support and food banks.

To find out more or donate to Midwest Simon Community, go HERE 

For more charity stories, go HERE 

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