Kilmyshall farmer do­nates 55 bales of silage to flood vic­tims

Enniscorthy Guardian - - NEWS -

IT WAS a long trek for Pat Cre­ane and son David from Kilmyshall who kindly do­nated bales of silage to farm­ers of Inishowen, Done­gal last week af­ter many parts of the north­west suf­fered se­vere flood dam­age in a freak rain­fall in­ci­dent.

This was the first such ges­ture from county Wex­ford which saw David load 55 bales onto a lorry, which was driven by Rory O’Shaugh­nessy from Ba­ge­nal­stown, Car­low free of charge.

‘It took five hours to get to Inishowen and then an­other two hours get­ting all of the bales off the lorry,’ said David.

Farm­ers in Inishowen have suf­fered a lot of dam­age with the flash flood­ing, in­clud­ing loss of an­i­mals and dam­age to their land and in­fra­struc­ture.

David had no use for the silage he had left over and thought it would be a nice idea to give it to the farm­ers who re­ally need it.

‘The wa­ter took ev­ery­thing, one man had his house de­stroyed. They lost a lot, in­clud­ing feed for the an­i­mals they had left. I like see­ing it go­ing to some­thing good like that,’ said David.

More farm­ers are now com­ing for­ward to help do­nate af­ter David got the ball rolling.

‘I just want to thank every­one who gave a hand on the day, es­pe­cially Rory,’ said David.

Rory O’Shaugh­nessy, Aaron Hayes, Edel Ga­han, Wex­ford IFA Vice-Chair­per­son; David Cre­ane, Pat Mur­ray, Wex­ford IFA; Pat Cre­ane and Dinny Mur­phy.

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