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Cortege accompanies Lynam coffin
04 May 2015 19:07
A cortège of 100 motorcyclists is accompanying the body of Down Syndrome Ireland campaigner Aidan Lynam back to Dublin.
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Mr Lynam was fatally injured in a crash outside Kilkee yesterday during a Down Syndrome Ireland charity event.
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Aidan Lynam was passionate about motorbikes and when his daughter Robyn was born in 2005 he and another father organised a motorcycle fundraiser.
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The fundraiser is called RevUp4DSI in aid of the charity having raised €1.6m over the last 10 years.
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Mr Lynam was a marshall in this year's event when he was fatally injured.
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He had co-ordinated all major fundraising campaigns for the charity such as Ice Cream Day.
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In recent years, he played a central role in the annual cycling event Tour de Munster, which has raised €1.5 million for Down Syndrome Ireland branches around Munster since 2010.
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CEO of Down Syndrome Ireland Pat Clarke described Mr Lynam as one of a kind and said he had helped raise of one million euro for the charity over the last decade.
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He is survived by his wife Nikki, daughter Robyn and his sons Jake and Harry.
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