What an extraordinary day! What a extraordinary people!

The day ended with an out-of-this-world birthday party for Ruth this evening – who had asked her guests not to give her presents but donate what they would have given her to An Saol. She then invited me to talk to her family and friends at the party tonight, just before the meal was served. The reaction was almost overwhelming.

The day began with a drive to Longford, together with a new friend of An Saol, meeting the huge Longford group all ready to head off for Croagh Patrick – with a brilliant breakfast stop at “Into the West”.

At the bottom of the mountain, we met David and Joe – two absolutely inspiring men.

With such a broad support the An Saol cannot but succeed. Wouldn’t you agree?