2012 Olympic Games Torch in Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone

Since there are no bigger sporting events in the world than the Olympic Games, I thought it would be remiss of me not to put a few photos up of the 2012 Olympic torch arriving in my parish town of Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone on Tuesday afternoon.

It was a dreary wet afternoon for the arrival of the torch but when the flame arrived, it soon lit up everyone’s spirits. It was great to get seeing the Olympic entourage, the Olympic security team and of course the flame itself and to get a few photos of it. Although I attempted to keep up with torch bearer Poppy Gamble from Lisburn, she was too fast for me so I only got a few pics and the whole event had passed through the town in roughly 10 minutes.

Below are a few photos from the event.

The 2012 Olympic entourage arrives into Aughnacloy from Augher.


A member of the Olympic team prepares the torch for torch bearer Poppy Gamble.




The Olympic flame is lit from the small lantern type holder.


The flame is lit by the team.


Getting ready to go....



Poppy carries the flame through Aughnacloy



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