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Donegal town resurrects the ‘wile goose chase’ for charity

Glengad in Donegal is preparing to revive an age old tradition - a ‘wile goose chase’ - which it has scheduled to take place this Christmas in aid of Coronary and Cancer Care.

The event, which will also honour two members of the community – Tommy McCulgan and Angela Grogan who passed away in January this year – will see fundraisers follow a gaggle of geese from Ballynahona to Carndonagh mart in December in what used to be a traditional festive practice.

The geese have yet to hatch and are currently in their incubation period during which members of the public can place a bet on which egg will hatch first,

“The numbered eggs are now incubating and committee members are currently going door to door selling lottos to guess the first four eggs to hatch for €2 or you can have three chances for €5 and be in with a chance of winning €1000. Or eggs can be sponsored at Culkeeny Post Office for €10 with a chance of winning €100 for the first egg hatched,” said a spokesman from the fundraising committee.Donegal town resurrects the ‘wile goose chase’ for charity

Belfast Telegraph