first_imgA 24 year old skateboarder is to kick-off a fundraising trip tomorrow which will take him the length of the country starting in Malin Head.Edward Downey hopes the fundraising campaign will help provide a skateboarding park for Kilkenny.In the first step of many, Ed is embarking on a journey from the northmost tip of Ireland  at Malin Head to its most southerly point at Mizen Head. Starting tomorrow (THURS), Ed is aiming to longboard 412 miles in 7 days; breaking the existing record of 11 days.The website recording the event, details and progress is www.boardman.ie. This is an incredible challenge which will require outstanding physical and mental perseverance. Although the challenge is colossal, the effort will all be in vain if support cannot be rallied in his and the cause’s favour.Kilkenny is the most populous city/town in Ireland without a skatepark.Members of the skating community of Kilkenny struggle to obtain, let alone attain an area in which to practice their skills. Two groups, Urban Sports Kilkenny and Kilkenny360 were founded in recent years to support local skateboarders, rollerbladers and bmx-ers who have been campaigning for a skatepark facility for several years (extending into decades). Successive Kilkenny County Councils have voiced their support for the cause but have reneged on promises to deliver a skatepark. Recently, the aforementioned groups have taken matters into their own hands and need your support to make this dream of many a reality. MAN TO SKATEBOARD THE LENGTH OF IRELAND STARTING IN DONEGAL! was last modified: September 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Edward DowneyMalin Headskateboard parklast_img

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