Paddling their canoe for Down Syndrome Limerick



by Síona Carroll

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LAST Saturday almost 100 supporters turned out in Limerick city centre to welcome the arrival of the Shannon Paddlers after completing a 364k journey on the river, raising almost €25,000 for Down Syndrome in the process.

Andrew Bradley and Kevin O’ Donovan completed the marathon paddle from Clonakilty to Limerick City where they got a rapturous reception from Down Syndrome Limerick committee and members, family and friends.

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They celebrated with a homecoming BBQ, music and entertainment at the Locke Bar where one of the highlights was a hip-hop display staged by the young adults and children from Down Syndrome Limerick as part of the Limerick Hip-Hop Intervention Project.

Money raised by the Shannon Paddlers will be divided between Down Syndrome Limerick and Down Syndrome Cork.