The Special Olympics 2003 Flame comes to Mohill

The following are a few photos taken when the Olympic torch arrived in Mohill on Sunday morning the 15th June 2003.  There was a great turn-out to welcome the torch and the law-enforcement team that brought the torch to Mohill.  The organisation was a credit to the hardworking committee.  Among the many speeches, Art Ridge gave an inspirational speech, and referring to the large turn-out, noted that actions speak louder than words.  Mohill was due to host the team from Congo Kinshasa for the 2003 Special Olympics.  There was bitter disappointment in the town as the team were one of three that failed to travel to Ireland due to visa difficulties. 

Unfortunately, our photographer (me) disobeyed two cardinal rules of photography - I ran out of film and then mislaid it).  More photos welcome.

 

 

 

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