A Crossmolina man is one of the organisers of a convoy of trucks helping to deliver water and animal feed to a town in Australia devastated by drought and the ongoing bushfires.
27-year old Kieran O'Brien from Crossmolina lives in Brisbane, and is one of a group of Irish tradesmen living in Australia are giving up part of their Christmas holidays this year to help deliver water and animal feed to the town of Stanthorpe in South East Queensland, which hasn't had proper rain for years.
The group set up the Brisbane Irish SEQLD Drought Run with the aim of raising 10,000 dollars, and were overwhelmed by the response with over 70,000 dollars raised.
A convoy of 88 trucks departed Brisbane over the weekend, bringing 150,000 litres of drinking water along with over 330,000 litres of water for livestock.
The delivery, just in time for Christmas, was inspired by a similar run from Sydney to northern New South Wales, organised by the Irish community just last month.