Starting this Sunday September 17th 2023 a group of cyclists from Longford will cycle 670km, starting at Mizen Head, Co Cork and finishing on Friday 22nd September at Malin Head in Co Donegal.
The cycle has been organised by Longford charity ‘Cian’s Kennels’ the only registered National charity based in Longford
Cian’s Kennels is a charity set up in March 2020 in memory of 15-year-old Cian Neary. Cian was diagnosed with Cancer in September 2018 and sadly passed away on September 23, 2019.
When in hospital, what Cian especially missed was his dog Cooper and his family managed to bring Cooper to Dublin and base him in kennels near the hospital.
Cian’s Kennels was established, in Cian’s memory, with the resolve to bring pets closer to sick children and their families.
Cian’s Kennels arranges transport for a family pet to be brought to and from their home anywhere in Ireland. The pet is kennelled at the DSPCA pet hotel facility in Dublin and brought from there to Crumlin hospital for visits at the Cian’s Kennels visiting unit with all costs covered by the Charity
Cian’s Kennel is funded entirely by fund raising and donations and for 2023 the Charity’s main fundraising event is the Mizen2Malin cycle.
The cyclists will arrive in Longford on Wednesday 20th September and will have a pit-stop at Sherpack Ltd, Templemichael Business Park N39 K721 at approximately 12.30pm
With the backing of the Management Team, we would like to demonstrate Longford County Council’s support for Cian’s Kennels and their cycle and invite you to do so in one of the following ways:
- Join the cyclists for a short spin through Longford town from the Machinery Yard, along Earl Street, Ballymahon Street, Dublin Street and the Ballinalee Road to Sherpack Ltd
If you would like to participate, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and further information will be issued closer to the day.
- Cheer the cyclists on as they make their way through the town
- Donate to Cian’s Kennels – we will place a bucket in the Canteen next week for the duration of the cycle
If you would like further information on Cian’s Kennels, the Website is https://www.cianskennels.ie/about/