This Dublin Fireman Is Running The Dublin Marathon In Full Protective Fire Gear

In aid of a very worthy cause...

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Dublin Fire Brigade have been very vocal in their admirable support of Rory Gallagher, a four-year-old boy Sligo with one wish: getting to walk. 

Rory was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at eight months old and his family were told he’d never walk or talk.

Dublin Fire Brigade have been raising funds through street collections to try and help Rory's family with the cost of two major surgeries in the US. Last week they raised €6,075 towards this goal. 

And today 20 of DFB are running the Dublin City Marathon. One fireman in particular, Dave Connolly, is doing something incredible for Rory.

Today Dave's wearing a full firefighter's kit, including an air cylinder and breathing apparatus, which weighs around 25kg all together, while running the marathon. 

And he's having some craic along the way – legend. 

A round of applause for these wonderful souls, and in particular for Dave Connolly. 

To donate to Rory's Wish To Walk, click here

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Written By

Alana Laverty

Just a Galway gal eating and writing her way around Dublin / @alanalav