Castlebar Mayor to Send Padraig Marrey to Dublin for Mayors' Ride Start
Rolled by Castlebar Mayor Brendon Henaghan's (pictured with his son, Tom) health food store to
firm up the location for the send off ceremony we are doing for Padraig Marrey on Fri. April 26, when Padraig leads a team of cyclists 160 miles to Dublin City Hall the following day. We determined that Castlebar City Hall would be the best way to give face to Brendon's town and its connection to the Great Western Greenway. Tho, the world class bikeway at nearby Lake Lannagh stands out as a trophy endpoint for the route we foresee from Dublin to the Great Western Greenway, we both agreed that his City Hall was more consistent with the fact that this is a Mayors' Ride.
We also found out on Friday when the Irish Taoseach's (Prime Minister) Castlebar point person, Ger Deere, was in Brendon's store, that Enda will have a proclamation to send Padraig off, but that Enda is not guaranteed for that day. Tho he wants to be there since he is a genuine cyclist, he may be out of the country on official business that day. And yet if he can't make it, Jerry says he will read Enda's message into the record. Btw: Exciting to see that even in Europe, health food stores are going mainstream. The fact that the mayor of a small Irish town owns one speaks to this fact.