Young farmers are marching to Dublin to highlight the challenges facing rural Ireland.
Members of 'Macra na Feirme' spent the night walking from Athy towards Dublin city centre on what will be a 79-kilometre, 16-hour walk.
The demonstrators are calling for more affordable housing, better public transport and healthcare.
They also say the government hasn't put plans in place to protect the future of rural communities.
The group left Athy in Co. Kildare at 6pm on Tuesday, and expect to arrive at Merrion Square in Dublin city centre at 1pm on Wednesday.
Speaking Castlewarden on Wednesday morning, Macra President, John Keane, said they'll hold a rally in Merrion Square.
"All in all, [it's] going well, spirits are very high. Few sore feet, few blisters appearing, but hopefully, we'll make it the rest of the journey.
"We're gathering in Marion Square from 1 pm, and the walkers should be arriving at Merrion Square shortly after one o'clock.
"We have a couple of addresses to outline our key concerns. From affordable housing to access to healthcare, for support for young farmers. Then we're going to the offices of the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste to hand in a letter".
‘We want to see a future for rural Ireland’ - President Elect of Macra na Feirme Elaine Houlihan speaking in Newcastle County Dublin - around 60 kilometres into the Macra na Feirme March from Athy to Government buildings. @MacranaFeirme pic.twitter.com/S0YfRj13om
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