Torch bearers and relay route for Olympic torch visit announced

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Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
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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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