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Sunday 28 August 2016

Former soldier takes on 32 county cycle

Published 16/04/2014 | 05:20

A former soldier who spent part of his career in Dundalk's Aiken Barracks is cycling though the 32 counties to raise funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital.

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James Mee spent 18 months in Dundalk and spent the rest of his military career stationed in his native Monaghan.

Now retired, James devotes a huge amount of time and energy to raising funds for Temple Street Children's Hospital.

He began his 32 county tour in Ardee last week, and will be taking part in a number of marathons and half-marathons with his rickshaw.

He is delighted with the response he has received as the travels the highways and byways in his rickshaw and usually dresses as a leprechaun when joining in marathon and half-marathons.

'It brings a smile to people's faces,' he said when he called into The Argus last Thursday.

He is hoping to raise €16,000 for the Dublin children's hospital and is well on the way to meeting his target, having collected €5,000 so far.

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