Three national champion horse-carriage drivers have set off on an epic journey from Donegal to drive a horse and trap the length of Ireland.
Dan J Spillane, 58, from Macroom, Co Cork, cracked the whip to lead the fundraising drive from scenic Malin Head early yesterday in the hope of completing the 750km journey to Mizen Head in Cork next week, raising money for cancer research along the way.
The Ballinagree Horse Driving Club member, who has been driving horses for over 20 years, said it has been a dream of his to complete the trip using a horse and carriage.
“It’s something I always wanted to do and I thought if we’re doing it, why not collect money along the way, and make a holiday out of it,” he said.
He and his team hope to raise around €40,000 for the Breakthrough Cancer Research, the fundraising charity for the Cork Cancer Research Centre at Cork University Hospital.