Paul’s Rocky Road ends with civic welcome in Limerick

AFTER a gruelling 1,600 km cycle from Birmingham, Paul Ensell arrived in Dooradoyle on Friday to be greeted by the cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Jerome Scanlan.

AFTER a gruelling 1,600 km cycle from Birmingham, Paul Ensell arrived in Dooradoyle on Friday to be greeted by the cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council, Jerome Scanlan.

The Birmingham native undertook the mammoth cycle to raise money for suicide prevention charity Pieta House in Limerick, as well as the Teenage Cancer Trust in Britain.

“Young people get a bad press, and you don’t find many young people doing anything like this for charity. I was trying to show that we do still care and there are a lot of people out there who will work hard for others,” Paul said.

His journey took him from Birmingham, through Wales and into Ireland, where he travelled to Cavan, Achill, Galway, Portlaoise, Wexford, Cork and finally into Limerick.

“I spent a lot of time here when I was younger and I have lots of family in Limerick and Clare,” he explained, adding that his granny Lily Costello is from Thomondgate.

Cllr Scanlan praised Paul for his fundraising efforts. “I want to congratulate Paul for his selfless act to raise awareness of and fundraise for Pieta House in Limerick. It is through fundraising activities like this that the free support service provided by Pieta House is maintained,” he said.

To donate to the fundraising effort, visit www.mycharity.ie/event/therockyroadtolimerick or www.facebook.com/therockyroadtolimerick.