Last Updated: 29 May 2011
On behalf of Athy Chamber, I write confirming our support and ongoing admiration of TriAthy.
The inaugural TriAthy in 2007 was universally acclaimed as a great success and each year since TriAthy has grown and is a credit to its organisers and to our town. Each year, our businesses, townspeople and the competitors speak highly of the event, its organisation and its promotion of our town. The event shows our town in a good light, demonstrating the attractions of the magnificent river Barrow and our other town features. Athy is a great town in which to live, work and enjoy leisure pursuits.
This year’s TriAthy will take place over the June bank holiday weekend and Athy Chamber asks everyone to, again, come together to show the event and our town in its best light and support all those who are competing and organising the event.
Promoting our town is an ongoing requirement of our businesses and townspeople. With each year of the event, Athy Town Council and our townspeople have contributed a lot and these efforts must be repeated and renewed this year to use TriAthy as a springboard for our town to the rest of our country and to the international community.
National and international press coverage is guaranteed for the event. National and International competitors have again entered this year and the event has been designated on the Triathlon calendar as the Irish Olympics Distance Championship
Visually the town should be shown in its most attractive state, thus Athy Chamber asks that a significant clean up be undertaken immediately and that local businesses, our townspeople and Athy Town Council keep their premises clean and tidy and that the streets of the town should be cleaned before during and after the event. This will entail the Council ensuring that litter bins and streets are kept clean b.
Athy Chamber supports the promotion of the town and for the forthcoming event, asks all its members and non members to hang a flag on their premises thus providing a colour to the town’s streets and premises. This simple advertising promotional feature brings colour and pride to our town over the June bank holiday weekend.
We also encourage all who visit our town to frequent our businesses and our many restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich bars and hostelries and experience the great attractions in our town.
Support our town, our people, our great events and festivals.
Paul A. Cunningham.