22nd annual Tour de Munster launched

The 22nd annual Tour de Munster charity cycle was officially launched by cycling legend Sean Kelly this week.

The tour will see cyclists travel across the six counties of Munster, including Waterford.

The 600km cycle will begin in Cork on August 4th and end in the same place on the 7th.

It is an effort to raise awareness and money for the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI).


The funds will contribute to the services and facilities provided by DSI across Munster. Last year's tour raised over €520,000, the largest amount raised to date.

History of the event

Tour de Munster was established by Paul Sheridan in 2001. He commented:

What a 22 years it has been. Each year we are blown away by the continued support from our cyclists, sponsors, the public and of course, the wonderful members and families of Down Syndrome Ireland.

Since DSI became the main beneficiary, the tour has raised over €3.5 million for the charity.


WLR and The Irish Examiner are among the Official Media Partners of Tour de Munster 2022, along with a number of other local radio stations.

For more information on the event visit their website.