Following on from last year’s success, Bank of Ireland is again conducting a charity cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way this year in aid of Saint Vincent de Paul.
Collections raised on each leg of the cycle will be donated directly to the local SVP Conference, and the amount raised in that local area will be matched by Bank of Ireland: i.e. funds raised in Killorglin will be donated to the Killorglin Conference, and Bank of Ireland will match the amount.
The cycle will begin on May 13th in 2 locations, Kinsale in Cork and Moville in Donegal, with the journey finishing in Oughterard, Galway on May 27th.
On May 19th, cyclists from BOI Caherciveen will arrive in Killorglin, and on May 20th, cyclists from BOI Killorglin will journey back to Dingle.
Central to the Big Blue Box is the theme of neighbouring communities along the Wild Atlantic Way reaching out to each other. To demonstrate that theme, each town in the cycle will present the next town on the route with a memento: this year, we intend to send to Dingle a framed painting by a primary school student in the Killorglin area (Glounaguillach NS, Scoil Mhuire, Douglas NS & Realt na Mara, Cromane NS).
Today, to raise awareness about the charity cycle, Fergus Clifford, manager BOI Killorglin, got his legs waxed by Esther Cronin in her beauty salon “The Powder Rooms”.
Collection boxes will be distributed to local businesses in the coming week; in addition, there will be a collection box in BOI Killorglin, and a card terminal will be installed in the Branch as well, to allow customers donate using their card.
It’s all in a good cause!