Tony Mangan ‘Walk Around The World’ #2

For almost two years now Tony Mangan has been walking around the world.  On his journey he has met many people from all walks of life. He has traveled to many places and experienced many different things, that most of us will never experience.

In the future we will be covering Tony’s travel and getting his feedback on all the wonderful spots that he stays in. Whilst he goes from place to place one thing that Tony is keen to mention is that:

No matter where you go in the world, there are mostly good people around the world!

He travels alone and lives a simple existence on his world trail pushing a cart that he has named Karma.

In 2016 Tony rambled along an unusual world route. Although he found himself in Europe, he was in a place that few Europeans realise exist, at least, not under the nationality that it does.

With his trusted cart loaded and his rubber soled runners strapped on, Tony got curious and entered Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania right on the Baltic Sea. As it is located by the sea and close to the western world,  it is also an important naval port for Russia.

During that Summer, Tony pushed his cart which was full to the brim with food, camping gear and all of his worldly belongings – well, at least all his necessities that he draws from for the years that he lives this nomadic existence away from his native Liberties in Dublin.

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For all his world traveling, you would be forgiven in thinking that Tony is a multicultural man. In visiting such an unknown place as Kaliningrad, it`s obvious how it tweeked Tony’s curiosity as it is said that it’s inhabitants see themselves as citizens of Kaliningrad before being identified as European or even Russian citizens.

As Tony walks, he is spreading the great message of hope for the people of the world. Rather than seeking money or sponsorship along his way, his main prerogative is to make everyone he meets along his path aware of the ravages of cancer and to educate them that, despite it’s ugly existence in modern day life, there is hope. Tony insists that:

Early screening of cancer can detect cancer

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It seems amazing in modern living that a person can live so humbly yet attempt to do so much for all walks of people in the world that we live in. Perhaps Tony deserves rewards for his insistent message and his noble cause of walking around the world.

Maybe, as Tony travels and represents Ireland internationally with his easy manner and soft Dublin brogue, he attracts better people than most, but then again, that really would be Karma.

About the Author

Conor Hogan
As a native Galwegian, Conor Hogan teaches and consults across the areas of education, well-being and health while also researching human behaviour for his PhD at NUI Galway. After winning regional and national leadership awards, he blogged and co-authored a book on Mental Health for Millennials. He tells us he will endeavour to enrapture the glint of the Galway Eye 🙂 You can find out more about Conor at