Paddy Duffy, a retired mechanic from Co. Donegal, was the man responsible for driving a 1961 Massey Ferguson 35x from Mizen to Malin Head, all in aid of charity.
The 73-year-old also undertook the mammoth journey, which is in excess of 600kms, in memory of his wife, Kathleen, who died in 2018 from a heart condition. His two daughters also suffer from the same hereditary condition and have to have regular check-ups.
Paddy completed the arduous journey on Sunday, September 15th 2018, with all funds raised going towards Croí House in Galway. Paddy was hoping to raise €5,000 in total, while a gofundme page set up raised €4,070. Paddy raised in total of €12,000 in his charitable escapades and he was described by family members as a "mighty man who was loved by all".
Croí is a registered charity with a special focus on the West of Ireland and looking to fight heart disease and stroke.
The tragic passing of Donegal man, Paddy, was confirmed late last night on Facebook, with tributes pouring in for the 73-year-old. Paddy had been intending to take part in the upcoming Dublin to Mayo charity tractor run in 2019. Paddy will be buried this coming Monday, December 3rd, at 11am at Ballybrack Chapel, Co. Donegal.
Main Picture Source- Noel McGonigle