Siúl go dtí Seasca Ceathar
Co-founder of livestock aid agency Bóthar, Peter Ireton, undertook the mammoth 64km, 14hour, ‘SIÚL GO DTÍ SEASCA CEATHAR’ trek.
Co-founder of livestock aid agency Bóthar, Peter Ireton, undertook the mammoth 64km, 14hour, ‘SIÚL GO DTÍ SEASCA CEATHAR’ trek along the Shannon on Saturday May 28th, accompanied by up to 30 or so participants.
The ‘SIÚL GO DTÍ SEASCA CEATHAR’ return trek from Limerick to Kilalloe formed part of the year-long celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of the charity and will raise much needed funds to airlift a special convoy of Irish livestock to impoverished Rwandan families later this year.
Pete was delighted to be lucky enough to be putting on his walking boots for the cause that is so close to his heart. “I’m thrilled that so many participated. Many did half the journey, some on the way out and some on the way back. It was great to have company the whole way. We were blessed with the weather,’ he said.
Commenting on the impact the walk will have he said, "People have no idea how far money raised from this walk will go towards Bóthar’s Rwandan livestock programme. This special airlift of in-calf Irish heifers, Irish dairy goats, Irish pigs, Irish chicks and Irish AI straws will take families from the most abject, life-threatening poverty you could imagine. They very quickly become self-sufficient.”
Bóthar was established by Peter and T.J. Maher in Limerick in 1991 as a one-off gesture of airlifting cows to 20 families in a poverty-stricken region of Uganda to mark the city’s ‘Treaty 300’ celebrations. Since then it has grown into one of Ireland’s leading international NGOs, helping to change the lives of 6,000 families every year.