James Slevin is travelling around Ireland by horse to raise funds for the Freedom From Hunger Campaign.

Retired school teacher from County Tyrone, James Slevin, is on a tour of Ireland to raise funds for the Freedom From Hunger Campaign, accompanied by members of the South Union Hunt.

Age 66 he is making the trip riding a grey hunter named 'War Paint'. Over a five week period, he will cover around 950 miles. The journey began in Dungannon on 5 April.

This footage shows James Slevin along with members of the South Union Hunt in Patrick Street, Cork city centre.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 April 1965. This report is mute.