Updated: 29/06/17 : 06:21:45Printable Version
Jack O Donoghue is doing a 2,500 km walk along the entire Wild Atlantic Way in aid of Crumlin hospital. He set off from Muff, Co Donegal with target to reach Kinsale, Co Cork within three months.
The 65-year-old yesterday completed 30 days on the road and reached Ballisodare, Co Sligo having already walked through Strandhill, Sligo Town and Yeat's grave at Drumcliffe.
He recorded on his Facebook page, "When I reached Ballysadare I went into O'Connor's pub to enquire about hotels or B&B.s.. Rachel behind the bar said there was one out the road and offered to call. Then Bernie who was sitting next to Ryan said he would put me up in his place. Next Tom offers a 20 euro cash donation which I immediately put up using my own card. Then Rachel places a pint in front on me. I though this must me a Carlsberg ad with all my good fortune. People are simply amazing.""I met Johnny Van Der Oosen today. Cycling 100miles a day for Pieta House. Sky doing a documentary on his trip and it will be televised in July. A wonderful character."
I will be very pleased if I can get to Kinsale in one piece and maybe a few kgs. lighter. I will be even happier if I can, with your help, reach the sponsorship target for this event.
"Why am I doing this? Well, Brenda and I have five children (grown up) and seven grandchildren from 19 years down to 9 months. We consider ourselves most fortunate that they have never had to avail of the wonderful care provider by Crumlin Hospital where many of the most seriously ill children and their families are cared for by a wonderful team of dedicated professionals."
You can follow Jack's progress on his Facbook Page https://www.facebook.com/2500klms/
Readers can also donate to this worthy cause on https://www.cmrf.org/event/a-bit-of-a-walk