Rory Best heading to Castlebar as Miles 2 Mayo nears final stage

TODAY (Wednesday), at around 5 p.m., former Ulster, Ireland, British and Irish Lions captain Rory Best will be arriving into Castlebar as part of his 180-mile walking challenge to support Cancer Fund for Children, an all Ireland charity.

The walk is taking place during Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Rory is aiming to raise over €500,000 for the charity from this initiative.

Rory is leaving Charlestown this morning, so watch out for him en route to the county town.

Tomorrow (Thursday) Rory will arrive at his final destination - Cong - at around 5 p.m.

Rory’s walk has taken him from Cancer Fund for Children’s therapeutic centre, Daisy Lodge, in Newcastle, leading to the site of a proposed new Daisy Lodge in Mayo, to be based in Cong, taking in counties Down, Armagh, Monaghan, Louth, Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Sligo, Roscommon, Galway and Mayo on his epic journey.

Cancer Fund for Children’s ambition is that no child should face cancer alone. Their purpose is to help families cope with the emotional impact of childhood cancer or sadly, at times, cope with losing a child to cancer.

You can donate here: or text Rory to 50300 to donate €4.