Tour de Lions Cycle Event in Aid of Barretstown

Gordon D’Arcy Barretstown

Pictured is former Irish Lion and Irish Rugby Legend, and longtime Barretstown Ambassador, Gordon D’Arcy with the Downes family. Gordon took on his own challenge on Irish soil, cycling across the four provinces of Ireland before the final stretch to Barretstown in Co. Kildare to celebrate the 2021 British & Irish Lions Tour and raise much needed funds for Barretstown.

Cycling a phenomenal 850kms around the island of Ireland, Gordon’s aim is to raise vital funds for Barretstown to support the reopening of camp and ensuring that the Irish Children’s Charity that offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness can continue to serve more families affected by serious illness in 2021. To support Gordon’s challenge logon to:

Picture Credit INPHO/Brian Reilly-Troy 

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