No Money, No Hotel Bookings, No Transport But one nonworking Microwave.

Introducing The Microwave Express.

In April 2017, Diarmuid McCleary a native of Monaghan, hitchhiked through all 32 counties of Ireland, with no money, carrying his microwave to raise funds for Jigsaw – the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

IN 2018 he hitchhiked all through Scotland with his Microwave and All the money raised was donated to Robyn’s Life Trust and now in the month of Brexit and bucket-loads of uncertainty, he will do it all over again in England.

The Light-bulb Moment came when Diarmuid was working for DIT Students union and one of his jobs was to supply microwaves to students on campus.

He told The Lift on iRadio that one of the students “broke their microwave, it ended up in my office, and then I decided I’d take it hitchhiking around the world with the microwave”

Asked on his experiences of people Diarmuid said: “I’ve had people drive by me, and they have come back 10 minutes later, stop and ask why do you have a microwave? Its been great craic”


All money raised from Diarmuid’s trip will be donated to the Ronald MC Donald House Camberwell to help support Baby Oisin and the many families who are faced with this incredible difficulty of having a sick child.

According to the Crowdfunding Page, Diarmuid has set up Baby Oisin was born at only 950gs in Kings College Hospital at just 25 weeks old. Oisin was born prematurely which resulted him spending the first few months of his life in hospital under constant care.

Thankfully the people at Ronald McDonald House Camberwell provided his parents Seanin and Mark with a place to stay while they spent many difficult nights at the hospital.