Photos: Battling The Elements For Fenit Lifeboat

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OVER 30 brave souls went out in the driving wind and rain to raise funds for Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning from O’Donnell’s Mounthawk.

Unfortunately, the elements were very much against the participants, but it’s vital that these events are held.

“The cycle is very important for us,” said Tom McCormack, Chairman and Medical Officer of Fenit Lifeboat. “It raises about €8,000 every year for the Lifeboat.”

“We have a number of fundraising events every year because to run a Lifeboat station is very expensive,” said Gerard O’Donnell, the Lifeboat Operations Manager. “A call-out would cost about €8,500, between the the boat costs, training etc, so these fundraising events are very important.”

The cyclists set off at 10.30pm and went to Farranfore, Castleisland and back to O’Donnell’s Mounthawk for refreshments and to dry off. Well done to all involved.

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Cyclists about to head out on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cyclists about to head out on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tom Shanahan, Tralee, Annie Horgan, Tralee, Leanne McCarthy, Tralee and Mark Ryall, Lixnaw before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tom Shanahan, Tralee, Annie Horgan, Tralee, Leanne McCarthy, Tralee and Mark Ryall, Lixnaw before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

MaeveO'Donnell signs up Paul Truslove, Ballymac for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

MaeveO’Donnell signs up Paul Truslove, Ballymac for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

John O'Sullivan, Caherslee and Ruairi Buckley, Tralee before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

John O’Sullivan, Caherslee and Ruairi Buckley, Tralee before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan and his wife Maura, before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan and his wife Maura, before taking off on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ruth and Gerard Concannon, The Spa, get ready for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ruth and Gerard Concannon, The Spa, get ready for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michael Hilliard, Camp and Michelle Hilliard, Castlegregory, ready for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michael Hilliard, Camp and Michelle Hilliard, Castlegregory, ready for the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liz Grey, Tralee, ready to battle the elements on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O'Donnell's, Mounthawk on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liz Grey, Tralee, ready to battle the elements on the annual cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat from O’Donnell’s, Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

 

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