Eleanor Buckley from Crosshaven from Crosshaven executing a perfect headstand just before her 67th birthday.


A Cork granny has turned age on its head by completing a perfect headstand before her 67th birthday!

Under the strict supervision of her yoga instructors Fabiola and Ghislain, Eleanor Buckley from Crosshaven reached her goal just in time, raising almost €2,000 and counting for the Peter McVerry Trust while she was at it.

“No pain, no strain, just the joy of movement. It was very important to me, and I am grateful I had a focus like the Peter McVerry Trust to move me forward each step,” Eleanor said.

With a background in nursing, Eleanor is a firm believer that mobility is key to older people living full and independent lives.

“I am more determined than ever to try and get the message across to all age groups, everyday only a stretch away to increasing strength, flexibility and mobility,” she said. Eleanor is seriously considering mastering the splits!

To donate to the Peter McVerry Trust housing charity, visit pmvtrust.ie/donate.