Colum Doyle with his shorn locks
Young Colum Doyle of Scoil Mhuire in Ballymore Eustace has being growing his hair for the past three years and was jokingly described by a family member as looking akin to Legolas from Lord of the Rings.
"He has grown his hair for three years, having been inspired and motivated by a family member, until it was long enough to cut and be made into a wig. Hairdresser Breda O'Keefe kindly cut Colum's hair recently on June 1, 2018 - a date Colum named last year for the 'big cut'!"
His mother Eileen laughed: "Farewell Legolas, welcome back, Colum! The charity he is donating the hair to is the Rapunzel Foundation, which was established to collect hair and make hair pieces/wigs for children with cancer".
Well done Colum, a very worthwhile challenge completed and a lovely head of hair delivered, for the benefit of another.
Colum getting his hair cut
Colum's lovely locks prior to the chop