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An ill wind…

volcano_01The fall-out of what’s now known as ‘Ash Thursday’ was felt by twenty-seven students and four teachers from Belvedere College, who have been making their way home by bus across Spain and France, since finding themselves marooned in Madrid on a fundraising trip. The students had completed the  Santiago de Compostela Camino pilgrimage in order to raise money for projects in an inner city youth club over the summer. Two students told their story to Joe Duffy on Liveline, RTE Radio One, and on Gloranoir with Seán Ó hÉalaí on R na G. Trip leader and teacher Polly Dolan spoke to Drivetime’s (1hr45mins in) Mary Wilson about the journey home, but she also spoke about their fundraising venture in the hope that people might dig deep and help them beat last year’s collection of €27,000 euro.