Goose stepping from Glengad to Carndonagh

An event with a difference, “A Wile Goose Chase” will take place this coming Sunday and Monday.

Those behind the project came together in March this year to raise money for Coronary and Cancer Care, in memory of two very special people, Tommy McColgan and Angela Grogan, both from Glengad, classmates in Culkeeny school, who died within days of each other in January - Tommy from cancer and Angela from a heart attack.

PRO for the project Sheila Symth explains: “John McColgan, Culkeeny Post Office, and some friends came up with the idea of walking geese to Carndonagh Fatstock sale, a throw back to the old days, it having been 70 years since this last happened in the area.

“A “year” of events commenced, from incubating and hatching goose eggs, vintage ploughing and sowing corn, Easter Parade, Highland Radio v Glengad select football match, Carndonagh Agricultural Show and Clonmany Show, Vintage corn cutting and horse shoeing in the forge.

“There is , also, a facebook page, showing all the fundraising events through the year.”

That whole series of events reaches a finale this weekend, starting tonight Friday 30th, with An American Wake/Barndance, with story tellers, a variety of musicians, dancing and a few surprises along the way!

Then on Sunday 2nd Dec, the geese will be prepared and the walk will begin at 12pm from the bridge near Culkeeny post office. The geese will be rested half way and the walk will re-commence on Monday 3rd Dec morning at 11am, finishing at Carndonagh Mart for 2pm for the sale at 3pm.

Lesser Spotted Culture, with Joe mahon, as part of City of Culture year, will be filming along the way

The fundraising will be completed with a calender of all the fundraising events in time for Christmas and a dvd.