The slowest journey from Longford to Dublin

In 1965 reporter Kevin MacDonald met Joe Tuffy as he travelled from Longford to Dublin by steamroller.

After three days of travelling Joe Tuffy still has 26 miles to go before his journey ends. Kevin MacDonald quizzes him about enduring the cold and the boredom of this slow journey.

While this story made the news on the day, we are unsure as to the motivation for Joe's journey by steamroller. If anyone can shed any light on it, please let us know.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 February 1965.

Steamroller