Seamus completes virtual Mizen Head to Malin Head walk days ahead of schedule

An RNLI volunteer who aimed to walk the equivalent of Mizen Head to Malin Head through March has completed the journey days ahead of schedule.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 10:41 am
Seamus pictured at the finish line - the Lough Swilly RNLI headquarters at Ned's Point.

Seamus McDaid from Buncrana undertook the endeavour to raise funds for Lough Swilly RNLI, of which he is a crew member.

He was following in the footsteps of his uncle, Jamsie Quirke, who was the first to take on the Mizen Head to Malin Head challenge in 1978.

Covid 19 restrictions meant Seamus was restricted to the highways and byways of Buncrana, but used an app to ‘virtually’ complete the route.

Despite aiming for a March 31 finish date, Seamus completed all 354 miles in three weeks. Amazingly, he completed 115 miles in his first week and 125 in the second week. He told the Journal how he ‘just kept walking’ and was clocking up around 18 miles per day. “When I covered so many miles the first two weeks I knew I could get it done in the three weeks if I kept pushing.”

Seamus was delighted with the support he received and has raised 3000 euro for the RNLI.