28 May 2022

Offaly man's long journey home from night out goes viral

Offaly man's long journey home from night out goes viral

Joe Troy on the long road home

Who would have thought that a long walk, run, singing journey home from Shinrone to Rath in the early hours of a cold October morning would have been an internet sensation.

But that's exactly what has happened with Joe Troy's Snapchat story of his odyssey on the dark roads of South Offaly which, to date, has over 61,000 views.

Without a lift home, Joe decides to set off on his way, hoping to reach home before daylight breaks and what follows has been seen right around the world.

From a speed test to musical interludes, it has it all.

You may have seen it all already, but for those of you who haven't, it's certainly well worth a look.

And for those of you unfamiliar with the route, here's how Google Maps plots the over four hour walk.

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