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Charlie Bird Honoured With Freedom Of Wicklow At Ceremony At County Buildings

The former journalist and presenter has been recognised for his work in the media and his campaign to highlight the difficulties in living with motor neurone disease.

Charlie Bird is awarded the Freedom of County Wicklow.

Legendary journalist Charlie Bird has officially been awarded the Freedom of County Wicklow, joining the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis and Katie Taylor. It's been an emotional evening, but Charlie's beautiful dog Tiger was supporting him every step of the way 💖

Posted by EAST COAST FM on Monday, September 26, 2022

The Ashford man helped raise over €3 million for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Pieta during his Climb with Charlie event earlier this year.

The Commemoration Piece presented to Charlier was created by the west Wicklow based artist and blacksmith Michael Calnan of Calnan & Anhoj, forge and gallery, Russborough House, Blessington.

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