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Join Ronan Scully for final 5k of charity walk

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One of the west of Ireland's best known charity activists estimates that he will have walked some 10,000 miles in 30 years, when he returns from his latest endeavour, a Bay to Bay Walk from Waterford to Galway, this week. Ronan Scully is asking everyone to join him for the final 5km of his mammoth walk to raise funds for some worthy charities.

Support the table quiz in aid of Self Help Africa

Self Help Africa will hold its rescheduled table quiz in Tom Sheridan’s Pub, Knocknacarra, on Tuesday May 14 at 8.30pm with proceeds going towards the charity’s work in Uganda and Malawi.

A journey that may as well be a million miles

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It takes two days to travel from my home in Galway to the rural poor families with whom Self Help Africa works with in Uganda. But in other respects it’s a journey that may as well be a million miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but your mind is racing. You cannot but question how come there are people living in such poverty. It is inevitable then that you ask ‘what can I do to help?’

Walk the last bit with Ronan

Three worthy charities will benefit from the latest fundraining efforts of that human dynamo Ronan Scully — Ronan Scully is walking from Dingle to Galway at the moment and will see him arrive in Galway on Sunday next.

Gorta-Self Help Africa says thank you for helping fight against poverty

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I was on a whirlwind tour of various places in the west of Ireland recently, attending Gorta Self Help Africa events, especially the Gorta Self Help Africa Ball where close on €30,000 was raised for the charity’s work in 10 countries in Africa. We are so thankful for this support, and indeed from all the parishes in Galway and the west of Ireland that have organised fundraising events during the year.

Catastrophe looms in East Africa

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As a past leader in Operation Transformation and a former football All-Ireland winning medalist with Offaly, I have got used to facing challenges.

Ronan Scully sets off on his Irish Camino

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Renowned charity fundraiser Ronan Scully will put his best foot forward along with family, friends, and colleagues as he celebrates his 50th birthday next week by walking across Ireland for charity. He will also be joined and supported/sponsored by Paul Galvin and his staff from Galvin’s Menswear shop in Tullamore, Co Offaly; Richard Donovan of the North Pole Marathon and Global Running Adventures, based in Galway; and Eamon Victory of Centra Shop, Dunleer, Co Louth.

Join fundraiser Ronan Scully on 100k trek to raise funds for Gorta Self Help Africa

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Ronan Scully, winner of Operation Transformation in 2011 and well known for his fundraising work with Gorta Self Help Africa, is undertaking a Camino de Santiago walk this summer to raise much needed funds to address hunger in communities across Africa supported by the charity. Mr Scully is looking for volunteers to join him on the walk.

Giving away those unwanted household goods for Lent

An Irish development charity has launched a novel Lenten appeal that can also help households with their spring cleaning.

“It is just by randomness of birth that we are Irish — so we have to help others”

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I am just back from my recent travels from Galway to Uganda. It takes two days to travel from Galway to travel to the poor homes of Kayunga and Ndeeba in Uganda but, in a very real sense, the journey is one of thousand upon thousands of miles. After two days of travel, your eyes are heavy and your legs are stiff but, in Kayunga, your mind is racing. Your first thought is to wonder how people could live in such poverty; your second is to wonder how you can help them out of it.

 

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