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London 2012 Olympic Torchbearers Dinah Gould aged 99 (left) and Dominic John MacGowan aged 11 (right) with London Mayor Boris Johnson Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic Flame to burn bright in Ireland

The torch will visit Dublin on day 19 of its 70-day relay journey, on Wednesday 6 June this year. 8,000 volunteers will help it travel 8,000 miles across the UK and Ireland.

THE ROUTE THAT the Olympic Flame will travel during its 70-day relay this summer has been unveiled – and it will be stopping in Ireland on its long journey.

The details show that on Day 16, Sunday 3 June, it will land in Belfast. From there, it will travel to Portrush, and on the following day it will travel from the River Bann to Co Derry. From Co Derry it will travel to Newry.

The torch will arrive in Dublin on day 19, Wednesday 6 June, where it will begin its journey at Croke Park’s Skywalk, before being brought into the city. It will eventually arrive at the Mansion House, before being conveyed to Newry.

That night, when the Olympic Flame arrives back in Belfast, there will be an evening celebration at the Belfast City Hall Live site, on Donegall Place.

The torch will travel for 8,000 miles across the UK and Ireland, and there will be 8,000 volunteers carrying it along the way.

These volunteers were nominated by someone they know to celebrate how inspirational they are. You can read some of their stories on the official London 2012 website.

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