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Jack and Darach to lead parade

Cllr. Eamon O'Boyle, Chairman of Dundalk Town Council and Cllr. Declan Breathnach, Chairman of Louth County Council, Town Clerk, Frank Pentony, Sinead Roche, Dundalk Tourism Officer along with Karl Dolan and Pat O'Shaughnessy of Cuchulainn Cycling Club at the official launch of the Irish leg of the Giro d'Italia which will pass through Dundalk, Castlebellingham and Dunleer on 11th May 2014.

Cllr. Eamon O'Boyle, Chairman of Dundalk Town Council and Cllr. Declan Breathnach, Chairman of Louth County Council, Town Clerk, Frank Pentony, Sinead Roche, Dundalk Tourism Officer along with Karl Dolan and Pat O'Shaughnessy of Cuchulainn Cycling Club at the official launch of the Irish leg of the Giro d'Italia which will pass through Dundalk, Castlebellingham and Dunleer on 11th May 2014.

Preparations are already well underway for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dundalk. Giro d’Italia participant Darach McQuaid and Cuchulainn Cycling Club’s Jack Murphy have been formally announced as this year’s joint Grand Marshals.

They will lead the parade on the same route and through the same streets that the Giro d’Italia will pass through on May 11.

About 20,000 spectators will take to the streets of Dundalk to join in the fun.

Darach McQuaid is one of the chief organisers involved in bringing the world renowned Giro d’Italia to Ireland in May.

The Giro d’Italia is one of the largest sporting events in the world and this year, Ireland has the privilege of hosting the Grande Partenza, the race’s starting point.

Jack Murphy, of Cuchulainn Cycling Club will also be enjoying getting the day’s activities underway. With numerous national titles and a 12-time participant of the “Rás”, Jack has been described as a “legend” by Pat O’Shaughnessy, chairman of Cuchulainn Cycling Club. The club has played a huge role in bringing the Giro to Dundalk.

 
 
 

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