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Bhronn Cumann Rothaíochta Loch Lao £4355 do charthanacht Ghaeilge TACA.

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Ar 22ú de mhí Lúnasa, rinne rothaithe de chuid Chumann Rothaíochta Loch Lao rothaíocht 130 míle ó Ghaeltacht Bhéal Feirste go Gaeltacht Ghaoth Dobhair i nDún na nGall. San iomlán, críochnaigh 32 rothaí an turas, tríd roinnt de na dreapa rothaíochta is deacra sa tír Pas Ghleann Seáin mícháiliúil san áireamh. Ach inniu, tháinig duais leis an obair dheacair a rinneadh, nuair a bhronn ball den Chumann Rothaíochta Conchúr Ó Muadaigh seic £4335 do charthanacht Ghaeilge TACA. Is carthanacht chláraithe é TACA a thógann airgead chun cur chun cinn na Gaeilge. Bunaíodh TACA cúig bliana déag ó shin chun tacú le Gaelscoileanna a bhí ag teacht chun cinn agus ó shin, tógadh breis is £800,000 a tugadh do thograí Gaeilge sa tuaisceart atá ar an ghannchuid. Dúirt Conchúr Ó Muadaigh ‘Tá sé iontach, i ndiaidh rothaíocht fhíordheacair go bhfuil muid ábalta airgead a tógadh, a thabhairt do naíscoileanna faoi dheacrachtaí airgeadúla agus bheadh sé mór an cuidiú do na naíscoileanna sin. Is éacht é do na rothaithe, an lucht eagraithe, agus duine ar bith a thug urraíocht leis an dea-chríoch seo. Ar leanúint, dúirt Conchúr ‘ Beidh an Cumann Rothaíochta ag obair go luath sa bhliain don rothaíocht seo chugainn, ina mbeidh téama 1916 ar rothaíocht 2016’.

On Saturday 22nd August, members of the Gaeltacht Quarter cycling club Cumann Rothaíochta Loch Lao embarked on 130 mile cycle from Belfast’s Gaeltacht Quarter to the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht area in County Donegal. The Cycle was completed in one day with 32 cyclists taking a journey through many of Ireland’s toughest cycling climbs including the infamous Glenshane Pass. Today the reward for the hard work was delivered when cycling club member Conchúr Ó Muadaigh handed over a cheque of £4335 to Irish language charity TACA. TACA is a registered charity which raises funds to promote the Irish Language. TACA – which means “Support” in Irish was established in Belfast 15 years ago to support the emerging Irish medium schools. In that time it has raised in excess of £800,000 which was given to struggling Irish language projects throughout the North. Conchúr Ó Muadiagh said: “it’s wonderful after that tough cycle that we can give the money raised towards Irish medium pre schools in financial difficulty. The money raised is a great achievement and it will go a long way for struggling Naíscoils, and it will be great for the organisers and cyclists involved in the cycle seeing the outcome of hard work.”

Conchúr continued: “The Cycling club will be working early in 2016 for next year’s cycle which will have a theme of the centenary 1916 – 2016’.

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