Can You Spare A Bed For ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ Participants?

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Left to right: Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O'Halloran. Photo Gavin O'Connor

Participants in last year’s Cycle Against Suicide at CBS The Green. From left; Damian Morrisson Jackie Ruttledge Lian McCarthy Lorraine O’Halloran. Photo Gavin O’Connor

PEOPLE in Tralee are being asked to do their bit in helping out a worthy cause by providing accommodation for participants in the Cycle Against Suicide event next month.

Cycle Against Suicide in partnership with, is looking for homeowners in town, to provide overnight accommodation for the thousands of cyclists taking part in this year’s event, as part of the hugely successful Homestay programme.

The cycle which begins in Belfast on Monday, April 27 and ends in Dublin on Sunday, May 10, covers 1,400 kms and over the two week period.

The Homestay programme provides an opportunity for people across the island of Ireland to open up their homes to the participatints, providing them with a warm meal, a chance to freshen up and a bed for the night.

Research shows that this is a hugely rewarding experience for both the homeowner and the cyclist alike. It provides a chance to lend support in a very tangible way to Cycle Against Suicide without necessarily taking part in the cycle.

This year, Cycle Against Suicide is partnering with to facilitate homestay recruitment and allocation of beds for the cyclists.

On Sunday, May 3, the Cycle will be arriving into Tralee and they are looking for 300 beds to host this year’s participants of Cycle Against Suicide.

To play your part in spreading the message, that ‘it’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help’, contact the Local Homestay Coordinator, Margaret Brick – or on 086 2408237.

If you or someone you know can provide a participant with a bed and meal on Sunday, May 3, please apply through

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