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Elaine Whelan
Elaine Whelan

10:19 22 Jul 2022


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Tour de Munster is back for 2022!

The annual charity cycling event takes place over four days in the first week of August each year.

SPIN is delighted to announce that they are the official media partners of Tour de Munster 2022.

This year the event kicks off on Thursday, August 4th, and runs until Sunday, August 7th.

Each year, 150 amateur cyclists travel 600km across the towns and villages of Munster.

The annual cycle is an effort to raise vital funds for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland(DSI).

 


A cyclist smiles through the rain at the gruelling end of the 2021 Tour de Munster Charity Cycle up Patrick's Hill, Cork City on Sunday, August 8th. 

 

Tour de Munster was established by Paul Sheridan and since 2001 has become an event that the Munster branches of DSI look forward to.

Entering its 22nd year, Tour de Munster has raised over €3.9 million for its beneficiaries, with over €3.5 million for DSI alone since it became the main beneficiary of the tour in 2010.

Last year was certainly a year to remember for Tour de Munster, as it raised its largest sum to date for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland - a staggering €522,201.

Funds raised as a result of Tour de Munster play a significant role across each Munster branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

Down Syndrome Ireland provides a range of vital supports and services to children and adults with Down syndrome and their families.

This year’s tour begins at the English Market in Cork City before making its way across Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Limerick, and Kerry before cyclists make their way up the infamous Patrick’s Hill and cross the finish line.

 

Stage 1: Cork - Killaloe

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Cork (Clayton Silversprings Hotel): 7:30am - 8:15-8:45am

Cork (Grand Depart: English Market, Grand Parade): 8.25-9am - 9.05am

Midleton (Quick stop) – MACE, Mill Road): 10:15am - 10:30am

Tallow - 11:43am-11:30pm

Lismore (MACE refreshments): 12:00pm - 12:20pm

Clogheen (Tipp DSI Pasta & Pastries: Clogheen Community Hall): 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Cahir: 2:30pm - 2:30pm

Tipperary: 3:30pm - 3:30pm

Ballykisteen(Lunch): 3:40pm - 4:30pm

Limerick (King John’s Castle): 5:50pm - 6:20pm

Barry’s Cross: 6:35pm - 6:35pm

Killaloe: (Lakeside Hotel) - 7:15pm

 

Stage 2: Killaloe - Tralee

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Killaloe : 9:00am

Tuamgraney: 9:45am - 9:45am

Ennis: (tea/coffee: West Country Hotel): 11:30am - 12:00pm

Drumquin MACE: 12:15pm

Kildysart: 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Kilimer (Ferry – Lunch on Board): 2:00pm - 2:00pm

Tarbert : 2:20pm - 2:20pm

Listowel ( tea/coffee & scone: Christy’s pub): 3:10pm - 3:40pm

Tralee (The Rose Hotel): 4:40pm

 

Stage 3: Tralee - Kenmare

Saturday, August 6th, 20212

Tralee: 10:30am

Stradbally: 11:30am - 11:30am

Dingle (Lunch: Skellig Hotel): 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Castlemaine (refreshments: MACE, N70/R561 junction): 2:45pm - 3:00pm

Milltown: 3:10pm - 3:10pm

Aghadoe Heights: 3:55pm - 4:05pm

Killarney (break: Deenagh lodge): 4:15pm - 4:45pm

Kenmare (Lansdowne Arms Hotel): 6:15pm

 

Stage 4: Kenmare - Cork

Sunday, August 7th, 2022

Kenmare: 10am

Glengarriff (tea/coffee: The Maple Leaf Bar): 11:00am - 11:30am

Ballylickey: 12:00pm - 12:00pm

Gouganebarra (lunch): 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Inchigeela: 2:20pm - 2:35pm

Macroom: 3:15pm - 3:15pm

Lissarda (break): 3:35pm - 3:50pm

Cork (Clayton Silversprings Hotel): 5:15pm

 

For more information on the Tour de Munster visit www.tourdemunster.com, find it on Facebook, or follow the tour on Twitter @TourDeMunster.

For further information on Down Syndrome Ireland see www.downsyndrome.ie.


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