Sunday 19 November 2017

Man (23) walking barefoot over 2,000 kilometres for Pieta House

Eamonn Keaveney on his journey. Photo: Facebook
Eamonn Keaveney on his journey. Photo: Facebook
Eamonn Keaveney reaching Westport. Photo: Facebook
Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 23-year old Mayo man is walking barefoot for 2,000 kilometres along the Irish coastline in aid of suicide and self-harm charity Pieta House.

Eamonn Keaveney set off from Claremorris Co. Mayo on Sunday, shoe-less, for his three month odyssey.

“I will be camping out every night - unless I'm offered a place to stay - and only bringing what I can carry with me.”

“I have walked barefoot before but never anything like this. I'm most dreading tender feet and camping in the rain and the cold. I'll probably miss my bed, family and reading books the most.”

“I'd love to meet people along the way and have a chat,” he said.

Eamonn, who has a Masters in Anthropology, has raised €3,000 so far. Donations can be made here.

The 23-year-old says Pieta House is a very worthy cause, helping people across Ireland cope with suicidal ideation and self-harm.

“I'd really appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this organisation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.”

You can follow in Eamonn's footsteps on the Baring my Soles for Pieta House Facebook page.

"If you or anyone you know would like to offer him a place to stay over along his journey, please message us [on Facebook]. We have some locations sorted already, thanks to people's generosity and kindness," a message on Facebook read.

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