An Irish school teacher just finished riding his bike across the U.S. to raise money for a school in India from benefactors around Tipperary, Ireland. It sounds like a needlessly complicated fundraising scheme, but at the end of his ride, Richard Walsh has ensured two or three years education for 200 of the poorest children in northeast India – children who otherwise would have no recourse to education.
Bishop Emeritus Raymond Boland met with Walsh as the very fit, 62-year old teacher was passing through
Though raised in Cork, Bishop Boland was born in Tipperary Town and even spent his second year in the Irish equivalent of high school there while living at his grandmother’s house. Walsh is a teacher in the same school Bishop Boland attended from 1945-1946. Supporting the education of children in
Walsh completed his trip on July 28 and blogged about it all along. You can find his final post here. Scroll down and click for older posts to see about his ride through Missouri and meeting with Bishop Boland.
Information about supporting the school is at the bottom of this page. Lots more information about the project is available at the Abbey India main page. Inquiries about supporting the school can also be made by emailing Richard Walsh.