Olympic flame departs Ireland

Friday, June 08, 2012
Larner, Northern Ireland: The London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay has left Northern Ireland following a five day visit which saw in excess of 250,000 people line the streets to watch inspirational Torchbearers carry the Flame.

The Flame departed Northern Ireland at 4.30pm yesterday by ferry following a celebration event at Larne Harbour.

Highlights for the Relay’s visit to Northern Ireland included a visit to Stormont House, the Giant’s Causeway, Enniskillen Castle and Omagh High Street.

Seb Coe, Chairman of Organising Committee said, “I want to thank the people of Northern Ireland for giving the Torch Relay such a warm welcome. This was a great opportunity for local communities to celebrate the achievements of inspirational Torchbearers and share in the excitement of the build up to the Games.”

The Torch Relay starts its Scottish leg in Stranraer today. The Relay will travel 8,000 miles during its 70-day journey around the UK.
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