Kilmyshall farmer donates 55 bales of silage to flood victims
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.