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SUITED: Firefighter Ger Devine in his walking attire

SUITED: Firefighter Ger Devine in his walking attire

SUITED: Firefighter Ger Devine in his walking attire

Dublin firefighter Ger Devine ended up having to sleep rough on the famous Camino de Santiago route because of his bizarre suit attire.

He has just returned back from trekking 1,000km in northern Spain after rising to the challenge set by his close friend, comedian PJ Gallagher, who dared him to do the walk in a suit, complete with brolly and a briefcase. Ger walked 40km a day, the equivalent of a marathon, wearing the €900 suit, donated by Louis Copeland, and a pair of runners.

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It took 28 days to complete the challenge. He had problems with accomm-odation on the route because of his attire. "They'd just take a look at me, and they would be like 'no, nowhere to stay here.' I'd have to go onto the next town."

Ger said: "This happened a lot at one stage. It happened me to about five nights in a row. I basically had to sleep out on a concrete floor."

hnews@herald.ie


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