And they’re off! Official start of the ROI Frontline to Finishline from in Dublin City this morning.

Date Published : June 22nd, 2020    Published By : admin

The Rescue Organisation Ireland charity event, #FrontlinetoFinishline is raising funds for much needed organisations ALONE and Pieta House.

Firefighters, paramedics, gardaí, airport police and fire personnel, volunteers and many more personnel will walk from the starting Frontline to the Finishline from today, 22nd June until Saturday 27th June.

The walk will cover six counties, beginning from outside Dublin Fire Brigade headquarters on Tara Street in Dublin city to counties Kildare, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and finishing in Wicklow.

Representatives from Alone Ireland and Pieta House have joined the volunteers and service personnel at the starting line this morning.

Rescue Organisation Ireland (ROI) is leading the charity walk and have worked hard over the past number of months in the lead-up to the event.

The route for this morning’s walk is from Tara Street, down Dame Street, turning onto Patrick’s Street and heading to Dolphin’s Barn fire station before reaching Drimnagh and on to Tallaght Garda Station at around 11am.

Pic: Dublin Airport Police, Fire and Rescue via Facebook

The Irish Air Corps will take-over the walk form Tallagh garda station and walk the N81 where the baton will be handed over to Wicklow Fire Service for the remaining route to Blessington, for approximately 2.40pm.

When walkers reach Blessington fire station, they will be joined by the Blessington CFR group and firefighters from another local authority where they will walk to Naas for approximately 5.15pm, bringing the first stage of the FrontlinetoFinishline to an end for the day.

Michael Gahan, Director of Operations for Rescue Organisation Ireland said ‘It’s a privilege for ROI to be able to raise much needed funds for two very important charities, Pieta House and ALONE, and on behalf of the team at Rescue Organisation Ireland, I’d like to thank all the team working behind the scenes and to all our participants and partners as they walk from the Frontline to Finishline.”

Pic: Dublin Airport Police, Fire and Rescue via Facebook

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