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Peter’s giant feat for Bóthar

BÓTHAR founder, Peter Ireton was thrilled to present a €22,000 cheque this week to his own charity, the proceeds of a 62km walk from Limerick to Killaloe and back. The funds that Peter and his fellow walkers raised will be going to fund Bóthar’s fourth African creamery in Rusizi, Rwanda. The creamery is now at the final stages of completion. Aideen O’Leary, from Cork, is currently on the ground in Rusizi, working with local community groups and getting the creamery ready to open later this year. Creameries are an important part of providing sustainable futures for the recipient families, who have received an Irish dairy cow through Bóthar. They become the lifeblood of the local community and start a positive economic cycle of growth and will have a tremendous impact on the lives of the entire community. “This was the third year the walk has taken place and every year it gets better and better. We start out early and …

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The scene at Bunratty.

Narrow escape in Bunratty

ONE employee of the Creamery Bar and Restaurant  in Bunratty had a lucky escape on Wednesday afternoon after a tree fell onto her SUV as she was just about to get into it. Speaking on Thursday afternoon, Garzyna Witkowska, who is from Poland and lives in Ennis, said, “It was on Wednesday at about three o’clock, it was parked beside my workplace. I looked out the window and saw trees falling, so I started running out to move my car from the back to the front, where there are no trees. My keys were stuck in my pocket and that delayed me and that’s why I survived.” She was just seconds from the vehicle when the tree fell on it and  said that having a number of keyrings in her pocket was all that had delayed her. The vehicle was a relatively new Dacia Duster but she knew things could have been far worse. “It’s only nine months old, nearly …

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