Through the Irish summer of wind, rain and a bit of sunshine, Jack has completed his incredible challenge for Crumlin Children's Hospital.

Dublin native Jack O’Donohue left Muff on May 29th for what he called ‘a bit of a walk’. In reality, Jack embarked on a huge adventure that inspired many people and will help many others.

Jack and his wife Brenda in Muff in May 2017

The 65 year old walked all 2.500kms of the Wild Atlantic Way from Donegal to Kinsale in over three months with just a rucksack on his back.

On the 8th September he crossed the finish line and was met by friends, family and supporters to celebrate the achievement.

Jack racing through the finish line

Niamh O’Hea putting the final stamp on Jack’s WAW Passport

Jack O’Donohue with family members and Antoinette Kelly of CMRF and Rachel McCarthy Chair of Bandon and Kinsale Municipal District Council.

Jack decided to go on this lengthy dander for a very important reason – he has five children (all grown up) and seven grandchildren.

He counts himself lucky that none of his children or grandchildren have ever needed to attend Crumlin Children’s Hospital, so to give thanks he wanted to raise money for those who need it most.

Jack has so far raised over €18700 from over 356 donations. He is so close to €20,000 that he is keeping his fundraising page open for anyone who wants to donate to celebrate his achievements.

Click here if you would like to sponsor Jack’s event:

People in Donegal and all the Western counties who met Jack along the way offered him lodgings, food and support on the epic journey. Jack gave his Facebook followers a tour of the coastline with regular updates from WAW discovery points and towns to give a unique view of the region.

He told local stories and made interesting observations on people he met and features he noticed along the route. As his journey came to an end, many have applauded his determination to raise awareness and funds for the less fortunate.