Preparations for the annual Tour de Munster event are well underway at present as participants are in full training and are collecting as much sponsorship as possible before they make the enormous 640km journey through the province.
The cyclists will travel through this locality on Thursday, August 8 hitting Tallow and Lismore before going over the Vee and then through Clogheen, on to Cahir and continuing along their journey.
The primary beneficiaries are the Munster Branches of Down Syndrome Ireland and approximately €2 million has been raised to date through the Tour de Munster.
Last year the brave amateur cyclists stopped for refreshments in Lismore and in Clogheen to keep energy levels up for the remainder of the cycle.
The 4 day cycle begins and ends in Cork city – with the starting point marked at City Hall and the finishing line at the Clayton Silver Springs Hotel.