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Walking The Walk  

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In March 2018, Fr Tony Coote, a charismatic Dublin priest, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. He immediately decided to walk the length of Ireland, to raise awareness and funds for MND.

Walking The Walk follows Fr Tony Coote’s dogged and inspirational journey through Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Cork. Along the way, we see how people join the walk, with communities the length of the country turning out to welcome and support him.

Far from being a lament, the walk becomes a celebration, with Tony leading the craic. Despite becoming visibly more disabled as the journey progresses, he sticks to his determination “to show that the illness is not the person. The person has an illness. I’m still the same person.”

By the end of filming, Tony and his fellow pilgrims had raised over half a million euro for the cause – more than double his target – and his inspirational campaign had raised awareness of MND to a whole new level.


Production Company:
AN RTÉ PRODUCTION