A young couple who met and fell in love in Dingle last autumn, have launched an Internet appeal to help keep their romance alive.
American Madeleine Walsh, who’s 18, met 17-year-old local Shane Leahy, while holidaying in Dingle in September.
After a whirlwind romance, Madeleine had to return to the US with her parents, but has been conducting a long-distance relationship with Shane from her home in Masachussetts ever since.
Shane travelled to the US last month to meet Madeleine’s family, but had to return home to focus on his Leaving Cert.
Speaking to Radio Kerry’s TalkAbout programme, Madeline explained that they’ve launched a ‘Go Fund Me’ page, entitled ‘Get Shane to America’.
They’re hoping to raise a thousand dollars, to fund Shane’s next flight to the US in the summer.
Madeleine says, that while this isn’t the usual type of fundraiser, she’s hoping that people who appreciate romance, will like their story, and donate: