A HOMECOMING dinner is being held this Friday for 90 cyclists who are taking part in a charity cycle in memory of two Gardaí killed in the line of duty here in Co Donegal.
Former colleagues and friends of the late Gardai Robbie McCallion of Letterkenny Garda Station and Garda Gary McLoughlin who was attached to Buncrana are on their way up to Malin Head from Mizen Head.
They are due to come through Letterkenny on Friday afternoon on their way to Malin Head.
They will return to Letterkenny on Friday evening for the homecoming dinner at the Clanree Hotel.
Tickets for the dinner are priced at 20 euro and are available to buy from the sergeants’ office at Letterkenny Garda Station.
This Thursdxay cyclists will return to County Donegal and will spend the night in Donegal Town. On Friday the cyclists will take part in the final leg of the event, travelling from Donegal town to Malin Head.
A short stop off in Letterkenny has been planned to visit Tara Court on the Ramelton Road, and hold a short reflection in memory of Robbie. The cyclists will then make their way to Lisfannon, Burt where there will be a similar short reflection in memory of Gary.
The benefiting charities are:
The Jack & Jill Foundation.
Cuisle Centre, Roscommon (Respite Centre run by the Irish Wheelchair Association).
Beaumont Hospital ICU.
The organisers would ask the public to support the event and the dinner at the Clanree this Friday.
Sponsors, including Hegarty’s Ford, Letterkenny, The Pulse, Letterkenny, Desmond Motors, Derry are thanked sincerely.
The late Garda Robbie Mc McCallion passed away in Beaumont Hospital on 7th April 2009 after being struck by a stolen car at Tara Court ,Letterkenny on 26th March 2009. He was 29 years of age.
The late Garda Gary Mc Laughlin passed away at Letterkenny General Hospital on 14th December 2009 following a traffic collision at Lisfannon, Burt the previous day. He was 24 years of age.