On his recent visit to Westport, former RTÉ journalist Charlie Bird paid a trip to Scoil Phádraig Primary School, where the 6th class students performed their own original song for him.
Mr Bird has lifted the hearts of the nation with his response to being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease as his raw, emotional and honest appearance on The Late Late Show touched so many people.
He plans to climb Croagh Patrick on April 2 with cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan and singer Daniel O’Donnell to raise money for Pieta House and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
A few weeks ago the 72-year-old tweeted about a letter that Scoil Phádraig had sent him.
This is the letter I received from The Pupils of Scoil Phadraig in Westport. Just look at the amazing last paragraph.
Maybe I will come to Westport sometime after the 17th of January and walk the daily mile route with you. You are Brillo. pic.twitter.com/PBslRqbIHT
— Charlie Bird (@charliebird49) January 9, 2022
When Mr Bird arrived at Scoil Phádraig, the 6th class pupils performed a song they wrote for him titled, “Ar Aghaidh Le Chéile”.
He took to Twitter to praise the students for their welcome, “Yet another golden moment from an amazing few days in Westport Scoil Phadraig, Quay NS.and Murrisk NS. Thank you to everyone in Mayo and across the country. Climb every mountain on the 2nd of April. climbwithcharlie.ie And always reach out the hand of friendship.”
You can watch the performance below:
Yet another golden moment from an amazing few days in Westport Scoil Phadraig , Quay NS.and Murrisk NS. Thank you to everyone in Mayo and across the country. Climb every mountain on the 2nd of April. https://t.co/TCqkcU5vLo And always reach out the hand of friendship. pic.twitter.com/olMverqFhF
— Charlie Bird (@charliebird49) January 23, 2022