The Route | Walk While You Can

About WWYC

In March 2018 Fr Tony was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. For a man with untold energy levels as well as a contagious zest for life, this news came as a bolt of lightning. Tony found himself part of a vastly under-resourced medical world of lengthy waiting lists and over-burdened medics.

Never one to be struck down by adversity, Tony came to the decision to walk the length of Ireland in order to raise funds and to help highlight the need for further funding in this area.

The Route

WWYC – July 10th to August 6th, 2018

Details for each stage of the route are below.

The Route PDFs contain all the info about each stage including walking directions, start locations and food & drinks along the way.

The Google Maps links provide an easy way to load the directions onto your device.

(A folder containing all route PDFs can be downloaded from here)

What is the start time?

You will need to be at the start point at 9:30am to receive relevant information for the day in which you are walking. The start time each day is 10am sharp i.e. we will begin walking at 10am.

Evening events

Locally organized events take place each evening in the route towns.
More details below.

Donations over €250?

Please see this page to see how  €250 donation equals €431 to the charity.

Walkers Guide & FAQs

Read our Walkers Guide here  and FAQs here

Filming

RTÉ is filming Fr Tony Coote’s walk for a documentary to be aired later in the year. If you have concerns about appearing in shot or questions about the production, please contact the Head of Religious Programmes, Roger.childs@rte.ie 

Stage
Date
Start
Length
Finish
Google Maps > & Route PDF
Event
9th July
8pm
Central Bar, Main Street, Letterkenny
Pre-departure Evening Event
1
10th July
Letterkenny
>
19km
>
Ballybofey
Event
10th July
Jacksons, Ballybofey
2
11th July
Ballybofey
>
28km
>
Donegal Town
Event
11th July
8.30pm
Dom’s Pier 1, Donegal Town
3
12th July
Donegal Town
>
28km
>
Bundoran
Event
12th July
Bundoran Evening Event
4
13th July
Lá Saor (Bundoran)





5
14th July
Bundoran
>
35km
>
Sligo
6
15th July
Sligo
>
9km
>
Ballysadare
7
16th July
Ballysadare
>
26km
>
Tobercurry
Event
Mon 16th July
8pm
Murphy’s Hotel, Tubbercurry
Evening event
8
Tues 17th July
Tobercurry
>
35km
>
Knock
Event
Wed 18th July
3pm
Basilica Church,
Knock Shrine


Mass 3pm, Welcome Reception 4pm

9
Wed 18th July
Lá Saor (Knock)





Event
Wed 18th July
GAA Club Game of 25
Claremorris
10
Thurs 19th July
Knock
>
14km
>
McWilliam Hotel
Event
Thurs 19th July
8pm
Dance While You Can
Dalton Inn Hotel, Claremorris
11
Fri 20th July
Claremorris
>
28km
>
Tuam
12
Sat 21st July
Tuam
>
23km
>
Claregalway
Event
Sat 21st July
8.30pm
McSwiggans Pub,3 Eyre St,
Galway City
Celebration, nibbles
and collection
13
Sun 22nd July
Lá saor (Claregalway)





14
Mon 23rd July
Claregalway
>
24km
>
Ardrahan
15
Tues 24th July
Ardrahan
>
28km
>
Crusheen
Event
Tues 24th July
5pm
Fogarty's Bar, Crusheen
Welcome BBQ at 5pm
16
Wed 25th July
Crusheen
>
30km
>
Shannon
Event
Wed 25th July
10pm
Neil Diamond Tribute Band
Durty Nellys, Bunratty
17
Thurs 26th July
Lá Saor (Shannon)





18
Fri 27th July
Shannon
>
23km
>
Limerick
Event
Fri 27th July
8pm
South's Pub, Limerick City
Evening event
19
Sat 28th July
Lá Saor (Limerick)





20
Sun 29th July
Limerick
>
18km
>
Adare
21
Mon 30th July
Adare
>
29km
>
Milford
22
Tues 31st July
Milford
>
29km
>
Mallow
23
Wed 1st August
Lá Saor (Mallow)





24
Thurs 2nd August
Mallow
>
30km
>
Cork
25
Fri 3rd August
Lá Saor (Cork)





26
Sat 4th August
Cork
>
26km
>
Bandon
27
Sun 5th August
Bandon
>
28km
>
Dunmanway
Event
Sun 5th August
8pm
Casey's Bar, Main St, Union Hall, Cork
Evening Event
28
Mon 6th August
Driomoleague
>
23km
>
Ballydehob