Ireland 4 September: Derry - Donegal
Together we create a masterpiece
The Peace Run Team arrives in Belfast on Monday evening. And what can be better than a wholesome delicous meal for hungry runners. Thanks very much to Wagamama Belfast for their generosity in providing a wonderful meal for the Team.
Not only did the Team eat well but they slept very well also. Thanks very much to Jury's Inn for providing accommodation for the boys team.
And many thanks to the Europa Hotel for hosting the girls team. It is the kindness and generosity of the people we meet that make this seven month journey possible.
Early in the morning we travel to the City of Derry and set off on our first run of the day. The team is delighted to be in the Island of Ireland. For many of the team members it is the first time to visit.
Principal Torrens gives the team a very warm welcome and we take a group shot with a large group of pupils.
The children run enthusiasticly with the torch. Principal Torrens is happy to join for a few laps also.
The next school of the day is Longtower primary school and we are greeted with 'high fives' as we enter.
Our next rendezvous is at the Guildhall where the Mayor of the City of Derry, John Boyle is delighted to meet the international Peace Run Team.
We take a walk with Mayor to the Iconic Peace bridge which functions both as symbolic artwork and very practical means of bringing the people of the City together in oneness and understanding.
Mayor Boyle strives in his own life to share the message of mutual understanding, respect and harmony with all the inhabitats of this beautiful City.
It's time for some funny plays. the children burst into laughter as we dramatise senarios of disharmony and then of Peace.
We are delighted to be met by Deborah Bonner and the Donegal Dragons who do amazing work to raise awareness about breast cancer. Deborah set up this wondeful foundation and has been doing amazing work in the community ever since.