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Increase Sales, call the Tipp Tatler 0504-51945 Celtic Tour 2010 Billy and Katriona Shanahan and their intrepid team of “Blazing Bikers” Motorbike Charity Run enthusiasts are taking on a new, novel and innovative May Bank Holiday 2010 Charity Road Run. The eagerly awaited announcement sees a team of men, women, bikers and pillions including a few visually impaired head across the channel to Wales for the aptly named “Celtic Tour”. The three stages listed below will see the charity bikers ride a total of 560 undulating miles in Wales. There will be a tour of the Isle of Anglesey and a brief cross over the English border at Hay- On-Wye! The Highlight of the Celtic Tour will be the Memorial Charity Road Run on Saturday in memory of a Welsh folk hero, former Wales and British Lions Rugby star Ray Gravell. Ray had very close links to the charity benefiting from this event - the National Council for the Blind of Ireland for many years. We hope local charity bikers from all over Wales will join this rally and raise funds for local Welsh Charities on the day. The stages will take the tour down the Welsh west coast via the Isle of Anglesey and the beautiful quaint village of Betwys Y Coed on day one, a scenic ride down to Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli. Day two, the big event will take the team east from our official start line at Ray Gavel’s statue in Parc Y Scarlets. Then heading via Brecon north on the Welsh/English border with a slight incursion onto English soil close to Hay-On-Wye! We will then continue on north to a well deserved lunch and rest point in Welshpool, before returning south through the central and wonderful heartland of Wales including stops in Rhayader and Buith Wells! We will finish again at the Stradey Park Hotel our general HQ for the Celtic Tour. The route for day 3 will be “West is Best” this will take the bikers along the south coast of Wales via Carmathen, west to our finish line at the Irish Ferries terminal at Pembroke. Our total is 560 miles!! A total of 125 bikers will travel accompanied by a support crew from all over Ireland. A fundraising target of €500 per biker pps and €300 per pillion pps is required which can be raised through sponsorship. Book early to secure your place by deposit as interest is already surpassing previous Blazing Bikers Charity Tours. For further details, fundraising pack or to book your place, contact: Billy Shanahan 087-9253225 Katriona Shanahan 087-4106861 or email: or or visit NCBI Charity no. CHY4626 Thurles Education Centre, new name, new address In December we moved from the Muintir na Tire Hall in Littleton to our new premises in Kickham Street, Thurles. The building is located across from the Pallottine Fathers. We have changed our name from; The North Tipperary Senior Traveller Training Centre to; Thurles Education Centre. We can be contacted at (0504) 90476 or Our central location offers our students the experience of a wide range of facilities including The Source Arts Centre and Library which we visited before Christmas. We would like to extend a warm thank you to the library staff for visiting our centre to speak about the importance of reading with children and, later in the day,for their very informative tour of the library. A big thank you is also extended to Liz Flannery (North Tipp VEC) for facilitating this exchange as it has already generated from our students, an interest in using the library. Learners, and Staff of Thurles Education Centre (Formerly North Tipperary Senior Traveller Training Centre) pictured here during a recent tour of Thurles Library.

Tipp Tatler Issue 137 Feb 2010

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