Former Operation Transformation Leader, Ronan Scully, is putting his best foot forward to celebrate 30 years working for a variety of charities in the developing world, including his current employer, Self Help Africa.

Ronan Scully aims to raise funds to help children and young people in need in Africa and Ireland with a week-long ‘Bay to Bay Walk’ from Ardmore Bay in County Waterford to Galway Bay. There will be a detour through his birthplace in Co. Offaly where he hopes to get several friends to join in for part of his marathon undertaking. Having worked for a number of years with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, Ronan then spent more than a decade in India, Nepal, Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone, and continues this work as a representative in the West of Ireland with Self Help Africa.

The upcoming 350km trip is a sort of ‘Irish Camino ‘ starting at the parish church in Ardmore Bay, Co. Waterford on Saturday, August 17, and concluding with a 5k charity walk on the promenade in Salthill, Galway, on Saturday, August 24th at 4pm. The 5km walk starts at 4pm from the Claddagh Hall then along the Prom to the kicking wall and back to the Claddagh hall. All are welcome to register at the Claddagh Hall in Galway for the Salthill Prom walk and make a donation. All participants will then join Ronan for the last 5km of his walk.

Ronan will be joined at different stages of the walk by family, friends, and supporters, on his journey. The charities who will benefit from the walk are Self Help Africa, the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and Rosabel’s Rooms in partnership with The Irish Hospice Foundation.


“We have a number of social events and gatherings arranged along the route, and there will be various sportspeople and others joining me at different stages of the trip,” explained Ronan. “I am looking at it as a prayerful journey and a celebration – of my own milestone, the time that I’ve spent working for charity, and also of the many incredible people who I’ve crossed paths within this line of work over the past 27 years and who gave so much of themselves so that we could help so many people, families and children in need around our world,” he said.

Ronan is now looking for peoples support and generosity for the three chosen charities. For further information contact: Ronan at (087) 6189094 and for further information on the charities go to Self Help Africa, Rosabel Rooms, Galway Rape Crisis Centre. Supporters can donate directly by contacting any of the charities or at


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