Special Olympics Torch Run at Courtenay School, Newcastle West

1500 athletes from throughout Ireland participated and it is estimated that over 6000 family members and supporters were at the Games which were organised by a team of 3000 volunteers. To mark these games the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, made up of torch bearers from An Garda Siochana and the PSNI, held 10 Torch Run ceremonies in the mid-western area on the 11th and 12th of June to raise awareness of the remarkable achievements of this Team and one of the stops on the Run was Courtenay National School, Newcastlewest.