Almost €80,000 has been raised after a fundraiser was launched for renowned Irish language broadcaster and journalist Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí who is fighting stage four Colon cancer.

Born in Cork, Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí is known widely on every corner of the island for his dedication and love of the Irish language as a broadcaster and journalist with Raidió na Gaeltachta.

Rónan has been fighting cancer for the last four years and is now at Stage four Colon cancer with metastases to liver and lung. 

A GoFundMe page was set up this week to raise financial support for Rónán who is receiving treatment at a clinic in Spain, the cost of which is hugely expensive. The GoFundme was set up by friends of Rónán who said the cancer is “now at a stage where a cure or surgery is not an option in Ireland.”

This month, Rónán travelled to a clinic in Spain in the hope that a cure or a reduction of the cancer lumps will be available. 

Organisations, groups and individuals across the country have rallied together to share Rónán’s story to help raise as much funds as possible, including An Dream Dearg, An Cultúrlann,  Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain and Kneecap.

If you would like to donate to the fundraiser, please click here.