LYS Blog

Some of our thoughts

Launch of Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle 2013

_MG_8964The annual Ger McDonnell Memorial Cycle was officially launched by Deputy Mayor of Limerick, Cllr. Maira Byrne, at Limerick Youth Service’s 40th anniversary celebration at the Clarion Hotel, Limerick on Friday last, May 24th.

The charity cycle, now in its 5th year, is dedicated to the memory of Ger McDonnell, the first Irishman to conquer K2, with Limerick Youth Service, chosen as this year’s benefactor.

‘Ger’s entire climbing career was dedicated to fundraising and he would be honoured that this year’s cycle is in aid of Limerick Youth Service,’ said JJ McDonnell, Ger’s brother.

Cllr. Byrne paid tribute to the McDonnell family and praised the courage they have shown in ‘turning something that broke your hearts into a positive thing in helping charities.’

LYS Director, Catherine Kelly, thanked the Ger McDonnell Trust for choosing LYS adding that the cycle will be’ LYS’s primary fundraiser in this our 40th year.’

The cycle, from Kilcornan, Co. Limerick to Doolin, Co. Clare, retraces a route that Ger took one summer’s day when he had originally set out for a pint of milk in Askeaton!

The cycle starts at 9:30am on Saturday, 27th July with sponsorship cards available from LYS.

Now in its 40th year, LYS remains committed to encouraging and supporting young people to be active participants in shaping their futures.


Contact Information

Dermot Troy, Communications Officer, Limerick Youth Service. Tel: 061-412444/083-1726989


Comments are closed

Contact Information

Limerick Youth Service
5 Lower Glentworth Street
Limerick, Rep. of Ireland

Office Hours:
9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Telephone: +353 (0)61 412 444
Fax: +353 (0)61 412 795

Contact Us

Tweets @limerickyouth

Our website uses cookies to help you in your interactions with the site and enhance your user experience. Cookies are small files placed on your computer's hard drive, or in your browser memory, when you visit Limerick Youth Service website. Our cookies don't store any personal or confidential information about you. To make sure you get the best experience from our website, we advise that users keep cookies active on their machine whilst visiting. View our Cookie Policy

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.


Copyright ©2013 Limerick Youth Service. All Rights Reserved. Site by acton|web