After countless hours of planning and training, the day has arrived for the Special Olympics team to board the bus and begin their journey to Limerick compete in the Olympics.
One or two of the Jigs n Reels dancers and organisers turned up for the send-off too.
These dancers take support to a whole new level.
The dancers, choreographers, organisers and everyone involved in the Jigs 'n Reels event have worked tirelessly to raise funds in order to finance the athletes trip and it was obvious that everyone thoroughly enjoyed every minute of their hard work.
John and I felt blessed to be a part of this and to have the opportunity to meet these amazing athletes and we wish them the very best of luck in Limerick over the next few days.
Here's a small selection of photos from their departure to The Games.