John Breslin presents cheque to Donegal Down Syndrome

2021 Solo finisher of the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555, John Breslin, took part in the event not only for the personal challenge but also to raise money for Donegal Down Syndrome. In doing so he managed to raise a massive €8,065. This is a huge amount of money raised for such an important organisation in our community. Thank you John for doing such amazing work, and congratulations on becoming…

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Gallagher and Mullarkey win the 555

Gallagher and Mullarkey win the 555

The 6th edition of the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race took place on 2nd July 2021. The race, which comprises of 555km and 6,800 meters of elevation gain around the Wild Atlantic Way, was sure to be a great occasion, and with 137 cyclists taking to the start line, it was close racing across all categories. Having just turned 21 years old a few weeks before the race, Conor Gallagher…

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Vanessa Fursden (Johnston) one to watch-“I’ve represented GB at the ITU & ETU World Championships for Long Distance Triathlons”

We are Delighted to welcome Vanessa Fursden (Johnston) to the 555, Its great to welcome back the ladies to the event and hopefully this will encourage others to take part or consider taking on the beast that is the 555, Vanessa spoke to us at length and is very much in favor in her thinking about getting Women into sport. Vanessa’s insta is @triathlonness – and she said to us…

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Conor Gallagher – UCD Student buzzing for the 555

My name is Conor Gallagher I’m 20 years old and I’ve just finished my second year studying in UCD. I’m very excited to be lining up for the Donegal Ultra 555 this year. Racing in Donegal is always a special experience for me because my Granny grew up near the foot of Mamore Gap. I finished third overall in the 2017 Rás Donegal and I managed to win a few…

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GOLD Spinners (Donegal Town)

  A marathon runner who survived breast cancer, and a former Donegal senior footballer whose promising playing career was cut tragically short because of injury, are set to become the first mother and son to take part in the Donegal Wild Atlantic Way Ultra 555 Cycle Challenge which takes place this year on Friday, July 8th. Deirdre Dillon, a mother of four, was diagnosed with cancer in January, 2019, while…

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Sticky Bottle – Irish ultra cycling race set to go ahead in Phase 5 of lock-down easing

Article by Sticky Bottle   The Donegal Ultra 555 is set to go ahead on August 28th, when Ireland will have progressed into Phase 5 of the easing of lockdown restrictions. At present the Republic is in Phase 1, with four more Covid19 lockdown easing phases set to start into August. Phase 5, the final period, will begin on August 10th and Cycling Ireland expects a return to full training…

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