Each Easter, Castlelyons National School takes part in the annual Bóthar Fly a Goat to Africa campaign.
The school must raise €300 to send an Irish dairy goat to help families in Africa. An Irish goat produces up to four times as much milk as a local cow giving families and communities up to four litres of nutritious milk per day. That is enough to enable the family to enjoy milk in their diet and enables the family to raise money from the sale of extra milk and cheese.
Families who receive dairy goats from Bóthar would often not have enough land to support a larger animal, this ensures that the goat goes to the people that need it the most.
This year, the school were lucky to have a visit from the goat that will make her way to Africa to help those families in need.