PHOTOS: Great Welcome For Special Olympics Ireland Torch To Tralee

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The torch arrives in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE Special Olympics Ireland Torch Run swept into Tralee at around 5pm on Monday evening with Aidan O’Mahony and Kerry participants in the games carrying it to the Mall.

An Garda Siochana in association with Special Olympics Ireland are holding the Law Enforcement Torch Run between Monday and Thursday this week when the event begins in Dublin. The torch was brought from Listowel to Tralee.

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GAA stars of the past and present including Ogie Moran, Eoin Liston, Kieran Donaghy, David Moran and Barry John Keane as well as members of the Special Olympics clubs from Kerry were gathered in the Mall and the torchbearers received a rapturous welcome.

Tralee Town Mayor Councillor Norma Foley, and Tralee Chamber Alliance’s Aidan Kelly welcomed the Special Olympics participants and wished them well for the event which takes place from Thursday to Sunday¬†with 1,600 athletes competing for their region across 13 sports. Scroll down for photos…

The torch arrives in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

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The torch arrives in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Runners arrive in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

Aidan O’Mahony with the torch arriving in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

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Musicians awaiting the arrival of the torch. Photo by Dermot Crean

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