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This Meath Woman Is Fundraising To Film A 300km Walk Across Ireland's Countryside

By Sarah

April 10, 2017 at 11:32am


Director Siún O Connor is calling on the public to help raise funds for her film project, 'Coast to Coast', which will follow handful of friends as they traverse the country on an off-road adventure .

The route will begin at the mouth of the Boyne in Mornington on Ireland's Ancient East, and follow the river for fours days nearly to its source before meeting the Grand canal at Edenderry. 

It will then continue on to the Shannon at Portumna before entering the West. 

Travelling through southern Galway the film will take in Gort and Lough Graney before negotiating the Burren. 

The big reveal, and what the footage will be be gearing up for, is catching sight of the Atlantic ocean and nearing their destination at the magical Cliffs of Moher. 

The film will screen at The Lighthouse in Dublin before hopefully showing on the festival circuit.

The project hopes to raise €7,500 from a Fundit campaign which was launched on March 24, and currently has €2,940 raised. 

With just three days left of the online fundraiser, Siún O Connor said: “I am calling on the support of the public to please help me raise the funds needed for this mammoth task.

"I will be filming this experience single-handedly while walking 27 kms a day. This opportunity to document the forgotten parts of Ireland has kept me focussed. Our countryside is open for discovery and there is no better way to see it than by walking our overgrown byways; you never know what you’ll discover”.

You can donate online here.

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