Athlone Men To Travel Across Third Of The World

Written 9 months ago by Hannah Murphy

Two Athlone men are setting off with plans to travel across a third of the worlds surface- in a car that’s over 25 years old.

It’s part of the Mongol Rally which kicks off today, and with Niall McHugh and Kieron Sloyan expected to hit their finish line in Mongolia by mid-August.

The friends are hoping to raise ten thousand euro for Lough Ree RNLI as part of the adventure.

Mr Sloyan. who’s a volunteer with the organisation, is hopeful that their 1992 one-litre Toyota will be up for the job;