Wednesday 21 March 2018

Trio to drive from Dublin to Mongolia in ‘99 Nissan Micra for charity

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Three Irishmen will embark on a journey across the globe this month - all travelling in a '99 Nissan Micra.

Paddy Thunder, Lorcan Smith and Diarmaid Keane, all 25, are undertaking the drive of a lifetime to raise money for the Fr. Peter McVerry Trust.

The men are participating in an event called the Mongol Rally, a charity rally that involves driving over 15,000 kilometers across 18 countries.

Fittingly, their team name for the rally is ‘Micra Management’.

As per the rules, there will be no support vehicles, no GPS, and for about one third of the journey there will be no roads.

Leaving Dublin on the 18th July, the men will pass through countries like Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia, with just the bare essentials to survive for the four week journey.

Team Micra Management will be keeping followers updated along the way, via Twitter and video posts.

Having spent the last six months organising the trip, Paddy said they have been “overwhelmed” by the response from people and companies who have helped make it possible.

To make a donation, visit

Peter McVerry Pic.jpg

Online Editors

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News