Mission of mercy ends at Ballycastle graveyard

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Mission of mercy ends at Ballycastle graveyard thumbnailAn emotional pilgrimage. Dermot pictured at his wife Jacqui's grave at Ramoan Parish Church in Ballycastle on Sunday after his 625 mile charity trek along the 'Ireland Way'

BIG-HEARTED writer Dermot Breen completed a gruelling 625 mile trek along the 'Ireland Way' in memory of his late wife, Jacqui, on Sunday (August 26) when he arrived at her graveside in Ballycastle.
The challenging Ireland Way stretches from Castletownbere on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork to Ballycastle and his incredible journey took Dermot nine gruelling weeks to complete - six weeks walking and three weeks recovering from a torn calf muscle.
Omagh born and Belfast-based Dermot, 57, who used the walk to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, set off on the Ireland Way on June 20.
But two weeks in, he suffered a torn calf muscle while attempting to escape from a herd of cattle. He then had to take a few weeks out to receive physio and allow his leg to recover before starting back.


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