One Gaoth Dobhair woman underwent a fifteen-hour walk from Letterkenny to Derrybeg to raise much-needed funds for Women’s Aid.
Marilyn McMahon Munro from Upper Cotteen left Letterkenny and made her way to Dunfanaghy accompanied by her 14-year-old daughter, Ciara, for the first part of the walk which took place on Monday, July 29.
She continued her walk via Falcarragh, Gortahork and around the coast to Derrybeg.
The Gaoth Dobhair woman has walked for charity before and is exercises regularly.
“It took around fifteen hours when you factor everything in. It was a long way but it was for a very good cause. Over the years, I have known a lot of women and men that go through it. They suffer in silence. The response from people was phenomenal,” she said.
Women across the country took part in the ‘Walk for Women 2019.’
Women's Aid has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. This organisation help in making women and children safer. It provides hope and supports women. It also works for justice and social change.
Ms McMahon Munro raised around €550 for the organisation as a result of her walk. She thanked all those who supported her and generously donated money to the organisation.
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from Derrynow.com
Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.