Torch bearers and relay route for Olympic torch visit announced

Declan McAteer Posted by
declan@newrytimes.com
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
News, Sport

The routes for the Olympic torch’s visits to Newry have been announced this week. The torch will come through the city twice on the 5th and 6th of June this year before making its way to London for the opening ceremony.

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín spoke of the significance in the torch coming to Ireland, saying “The relay will showcase and celebrate our torchbearers who are inspirational people who do so much for their local communities.”

She continued, “As the torch journeys across the country, from Belfast to Derry to Aughnacloy, Banbridge and Larne over the four day celebration, the eyes of the world will be on our beautiful landscape and iconic buildings and our amazing cultural and sporting achievements. Excitement is growing now that local people can begin to plan where the torchbearers will be carrying the torch in their areas and plan to celebrate the arrival in their communities.”

Torch bearers have also been announced this week, the full list of bearers for both Newry journeys are:

5th June: Brian Macauley, Nicole Mawhinney, Ryan Cinnamond, Trevor Parkhill.
6th June: Marjorie Dale, Barry Curran, Ian Caughey, Kristopher Campbell, Laura Quinn, Margaret Bradley, William Mccracken.

The route is as follows:

Tuesday 5th June

18:25pm

A27 Belfast Road from Windsor Avenue
on to
A28
on to
A2 Trevor Hill
on to
William Street
on to
A2 Abbey Walk
on to
A2 Abbey Walk – Turn Right
on to
Pairc Esler Approach Road – Left Turn
on to
Ballinacraig Way for Evening Celebration

Wednesday 6th June

13:25pm
The Mall – Right Turn
on to
Sugar Island – Right Turn
on to
Kildare Street – Left Turn
on to
Hill Street
on to
Margaret Street – Right Turn
on to
O’Hagan Street – Left Turn
on to
The Mall – Right Turn
on to
Mill Street
on to
Merchant Quay
on to
A27 – Left Turn
on to
Canal Street – Right Turn
on to New Street at Roundabout 1st Exit on to Downshire Road (A27) to Belfast Road on to CONVOY: Newry to Lisburn.


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