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Mrs Brown’s Boys actress finishes mammoth 260 mile charity walk in Belfast

Dublin actress Fiona O’Carroll completed a 260 mile walk from Cork to Belfast on Wednesday afternoon to a chorus of cheers from supporters.

The actress, best known for her role in Mrs Brown’s Boys, set off from the starting line 12 days ago in a bid to raise money for charity.

The walk was broken down into 13 stages, as each day Fiona and her support team aimed to cover 20 miles.

Visibly emotional Fiona explained how she had experienced good and bad days during the trek.

The actress was emotional after completing the charity walk Credit: Pacemaker

“I always knew it was going to be physical, I knew there were going to be blisters, I knew I was going to be in pain and I kind of came to terms with that.

"I never expected it to be so emotional.”

The actress put on her walking boots to raise funds for the charity Billy's World and hopes to see a new holiday park built in County Laois for children with special needs.

The television actress became involved with the charity after meeting the founder whose disabled son Billy passed away in 2013.

Cheers at the finish line outside the Europa hotel Credit: Pacemaker

“I’m doing this for a charity that I really strongly believe in. It means an awful lot to me.”

Fiona said she was happy to cross the finish line outside the Europa hotel.

“I’m delighted I get to go home and see my kids but at the same time it’s bittersweet.

"I’ve made so many really good friends on this trip and the team that have been with me have been absolutely amazing.”

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