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US firefighters team up with Wexford crews for charity cycle in honour of those who died on 9/11

Charity firefighters cycle launch. Photo; Mary Browne

An idea which was first discussed round a kitchen table of a fire station somewhere in New York will finally come to fruition this September as firefighters from both sides of the Atlantic unite for the common good. Held to honour those who died in the line of duty during 9/11, a charity cycle involving fire crews from the US, Wexford, and across Ireland will seek to raise funds for two much-deserving charities.

This cycle, which will see over 90 crew members travel from Dublin to Kinsale, Co Cork over the course of three days, can be traced back to a conversation between New York City Fire Department (FDNY) battalion chief Danny Sheridan and FDNY firefighter Pete McLoughlin in 1992.