PEOPLE from all over mid-Louth, Ardee, Dundalk and Carrick, got on their bikesgot on their bikes and took to the road on Saturday last for the annual 60km Dromin fundraising cycle in aid of Ardee Hospice Homecare.
Over the past four years, the Dromin fundraiser has gathered €70,000 for Ardee Hospice Homecare, a really worthy cause.
The hospice relies on voluntary support and the money raised by the Dromin event is crucial for the service it provides.
The people of mid-Louth have always responed generously to fundraisers and the annual Dromin event is one of the most successful fundraiser of all.
The cycles have seen a tremendous turnout over the years with cyclists as young as eight-years-old and some cyclists 70 plus taking part.
And this year’s event was no exception.
All those taking part were given refreshments when they stopped at the Ferdia Arms in Ardee.
The traditional after rally barbecue was held at the Village Saloon that evening with the usual excellent food, live music and raffles on the night.
“We’re delighted to see so many people here,” said a member of the organising committee. “It’s a great event. So many people have been cared for by the wonderful volunteers of Ardee Hospice.
“So we are hoping it will be as successful as previous years.
“We like to thank Ferdia Arms Owner Frank Lynch for the refreshments which he provided for the competitors when they reached Ardee.
“Unfortunately too many of us have had to call on this dedicated team of hospice volunteers for support at some time.
“And so it is not surprising that it get so much support.”
Dromin Fundraisers and Readypenny Fundraisers raise thousands each year for the hospice.
The Ardee Order of Malta were also on duty on Satursday.