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Sheep farmer completes Irish leg of epic trek in aid of RNLI

By David Young, PA

Published 11/08/2016

Alex at various Belfast sites after completing the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey around the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland
Alex at various Belfast sites after completing the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey around the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland
Alex at various Belfast sites after completing the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey around the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland
Alex at various Belfast sites after completing the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey around the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland

A sheep farmer aiming to walk the entire coastline of Britain and Ireland has completed the 2,500-mile Irish leg of his journey.

Alex Ellis-Roswell arrived back in Belfast 13 months after starting his epic clockwise journey round the island.

The 23-year-old set off on his 9,000-mile charity challenge from his home town of Margate in Kent two years ago, and had already covered the south coast of England, Wales, the Isle of Man and the south west of Scotland before boarding the ferry to Belfast in July 2015.

He will now sail back to Stranraer before tackling the rest of the Scottish coastline and the eastern side of England down to London.

He has raised £23,500 so far for RNLI lifeboats.

"The generosity in Ireland has been amazing," he said. "Ireland has been amazing and I am really thankful for the all the support I have received around Ireland."

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