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Brendan McGill's Irish Odyssey

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Brendan McGill

I'm cycling around Ireland: to have an adventure, visit family and to raise money for Kairos Community Trust along the way.

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This Tuesday morning, 28 May, I’m setting off to Dublin to begin my “Irish Odyssey” – cycling right around Ireland, which is more than 2,000 miles.

I’m on double mission: first, to have an adventure and connect with my Irish roots, and second, to raise money for Kairos Community Trust along the way.
Four years ago, I was living in Kairos Linden Grove, where fitness played a big part in my recovery. As well as everything else, I gave up smoking and was so pleased because I’d smoked almost half my adult life. I love the freedom of cycling. I cycle most days – there’s the incidental fitness benefit – and is one of the joys of my life; that and chess, which I also started playing at Linden Grove.
I went right through Kairos, Linden Grove, the Garden Day Programme, Aftercare and a Move-on house. I made good friends in Kairos and we’re still in touch. It was a good time, a shared time full of optimism and positivity and I think that people really take that forward.
Thank you for your support!

UPDATE 17 June: Thank you to the St James the Great Golf Society in south London for raising £500 offline to support my Odyssey for Kairos, and to all my online supporters, too!

Event details

My Round-Ireland Ride

I plan to take about 35 days, including rest days, and I want to visit the extremities of the island: Mizen Head in the south, the Dingle Peninsula in the west, Malin Head in the north, and Burr Point on the Ards Peninsula in the east. There might even be a side-trip to the centre of the island.
I'll be camping out, as well as staying in hostels and visiting family. There are quite a few of them as both my parents come from Ireland.

Event date

28-May-2019 08:00  - 
29-June-2019 23:00

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A fantastic achievement Bren. Well done. Looking forward to seeing you very soon. X
Donation by Bernie & Tom O'Riordan
on 30-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Donation by Dave L
on 29-06-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Brendan
Donation by Ellen Duffy
on 29-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Goooo Brendan! We are cheering for you! Hope you're having an amazing adventure.
Donation by Paddy & Kate
on 28-06-2019
£25.00 gift aid
Great cause, best of luck!
Donation by Imelda Lowney
on 28-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good man Brendan. 👌
Donation by J Goldman
on 28-06-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Brendan! Hope to see you wheeling soon!
Donation by Duffy family, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland
on 26-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid
I m very happy for you Brendan . What a wonderful achievement
Donation by Rose mary mcgill
on 25-06-2019
£10.00 gift aid
Best of luck Brendan, a good charity
Donation by Mick A
on 23-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid
In total admiration for the beautiful causes and amazing physical challenge. Kudos have never felt so underrating...
Donation by Anonymous
on 19-06-2019
£0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,840.00
Offline Donations: £678.00
Total Raised: £2,518.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,825.50

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