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Sinn Féin encourages people to get involved in Rith 2014 – Rosie McCorley

14 March, 2014 - by Rosaleen McCorley


Sinn Féin will be taking part in Rith 2014 as it makes its way from Baile Bhuirne (Co Cork) to Belfast this weekend.

The 1000km relay run will see 30,000 people take part in the nine-day run when a baton, containing a message of support for the language, is passed from area to area.

Each step of the way has been sponsored by a variety of organisations all in support of the Irish language and will take in 200 towns and villages as it makes it way through 14 counties to the finish at Belfast.

In Belfast on Saturday (March 15th) Sinn Féin councillor and Mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir will carry the baton from South Belfast to the City Hall.

“Sinn Féin has sponsored a kilometre of the route from Connolly House in West Belfast to Kennedy Way, at approximately 1pm and also from Teach Carney in North Belfast down the Antrim Road, at roughly 1.15pm,” said Sinn Féin Irish Language spokesperson Rosie McCorley

“This is a wonderful fun event for all and I congratulate the organisers and would encourage all Belfast Gaelgeoirí to take part in Saturday’s part of the relay.”

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