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Next Friday, 8th May 2015 Coláiste Mhuire host the Cycle Against Suicide.  We are an official “Sos Beag” (Small Break) on their route from Thurles to Portlaois.  They are anticipating between 250-300 cyclists on this day (weather permitting), with 4 staff from Coláiste Mhuire Johnstown and approx 8 students making up a dozen of those.  Our contingent will cycle the 23km from the Presentation Secondary in Thurles to Johnstown along the N8 (Old Dublin-Cork Road) taking in Urlingford around 3.30pm before stopping in the school for the “Sos” between approx 3.40 & 4.20.  Alternative arrangements for collection of students by buses &/ or parents/guardians are to be put in place for the day and will be made known at the earliest opportunity next week.

As many of you may know, there are a number of support vehicles and media personnel that travel with the large peloton.  Some celebrity cyclists are expected and may be confirmed closer to the time.

The students, staff and management, coupled with our partners on our Local Education Committee, including Ossory Youth, the ETB School Completion Programme, local primary schools and more, have been working hard toward this event.  This is the Red Letter Day at the end of a busy year of Mental Health Awareness Initiatives and Workshops for Building of Resilience & Coping Skills.  We hope that our school community and the general public can support the day in any way the can and help promote awareness for Mental Health & Mental Fitness.

For further information, follow our Twitter on @ColaisteMhuireK or call the School Office on 056-8831135

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Cycle Route 2015