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Lusk Teacher Sets Off To Conquer The World

Dermo Cycle 1Rush and Lusk Educate Together NS school teacher Dermot Higgins is pictured with fellow cyclist Brendan Sands as he departs to cycle around the world

Rush and Lusk Educate Together NS was a buzz as crowds gathered to wish teacher Dermot Higgins farewell on his cycle around the world. Dermot is hoping to gain a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest person, at 55 to cycle around the world. Dermot told the County Leader, “ This is my last day of teaching after 35 years and my dream is finally coming true. I am so grateful to all who have supported me and to help raise funds for Trócaire. This has been my life’s ambition since I was a young boy and I’m so happy it’s come to fruition”.

The crowds gathered outside the school including all of the pupils, parents and members of the cycle club and one pupil played the bagpipes while another accompanied her on a drum. The send of was full off enthusiasm and those gathered chanted ‘Go Go Dermo’, over and over. Best wishes to Dermot and we await his return and hope he succeeds in achieving the record as the oldest man to cycle around the world.