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Our next event is the AGM which we will coincide with a weekend in Lough Allen on 22nd NOVEMBER

May Bank Holiday 2014

Pirate Queen Trip – Clare Island

Due to unpredictable weather and tides we have decided to base ourselves in Westport for the weekend and visit Clare Island and other ports.  We will launch at Rosmunny slip which can be used even at low tides.  This is 11km from Westport. There is parking for trailers and a floating jetty to leave boats overnight.  As the May Bank Holiday is a very busy weekend it is advisable for all to book your own accommodation asap.  There is plenty of accommodation available in the area.  Some are:

Westport House Caravan and Camping 098 27766  Quay West B&B 098 27863 Waterside B&B 098 29603 Self Catering Harbour Mill Hotel 098 28555

The Old Mill Holiday Hostel 098 27045  Westport Coast Hotel 098 55088  McCarthy’s Bar & Guesthouse 098 29142

Update : Old Mill Hostel – this is situated in Westport town centre.  Cark park beside, approx 1.5 km to The Quay.  Rates and Rooms available One ten bed dormer@ €20 pppn, One eight bed dormer @ €20 pppn and Six four bed dormer @ €20 to €50 pppn.  No en-suites, all facilities are shared.  Contact Eoghan Carr at theoldmillhostel@gmail.com

Update 2:  Harbour Mill Apartments.  Johnny Loftus has spoken with Aisling at these apartments.  Courtyard View Apt Sleeps 4 Double en-suite and Twin with guest bathroom.   €459 for 3 nights.  Courtyard View Family Apt Sleeps 5 Double en-suite, Single and Bunk bed with bathroom.  €510 for 3 nights.  Deluxe Harbour View Apt. Sleeps 4.  Double en-suite, Twin with guest bathroom.  €558 for 3 nights.  If three or more apartments are booked there is a discount of €50 off each apartment.  Deposit required of €100 per apartment 21 days in advance.

North East Run Itinerary April 2013

ITINERARY

Saturday 13th

9 – 9.30 am – Gather, tour of station and launch at the Drogheda Fisherman’s Rescue & Recovery Service Station, Marsh Road Drogheda

11 am  – Head east on the Boyne River out to sea to meet the Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat

(Approx 12 km) and accompany it along with Drogheda Port Authorities Pilot Boats & River Rescue Boats back to De Lacey bridge in Drogheda Town centre to arrive for high tide at 12.45 p.m.

1.00 pm – Meet Drogheda’s First Citizen, The Lord Mayor and other dignitaries

followed by sponsored lunch in the nearby D Hotel

2.30 pm – Back to boats to accompany the Lifeboat to Clogherhead pier followed by tour of the RNLI Station

4.30 – 5 pm – Depart Clogherhead for Drogheda

8 pm – Dinner in the Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club. Stameen Dublin Road Drogheda

Followed by sing/song and craic in the bar

(4 Course Dinner €22 pp)

Limited overnight accommodation available in the Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club

Rate: B&B in Double/ Twin room – €70 per room

(This is a special rate for the occasion)

Telephone: 041 9837737

E mail: reservations@boyne-valley-hotel.ie

Web site www.boyne-valley-hotel.ie

Sunday 14th April

11 am – Launch and travel to the Sea lock at Oldbridge to see progress on the IWAI Boyne Navigation Branch Project

Trip on the canal

Tour of the Battle of the Boyne Site

Tea/ Coffee, Homemade scones etc will be available at the lock

Sponsored by the Boyne Navigation Branch

Web site www.boyne.iwai.ie

3.30 pm – Head back to base and home

Contact Details for Accommodation For Shannon River Run 2013

Shannon River Run 2013 “Accommodation”

Update on Accommodation  in Carrick On Shannon.

We have provisional Booked rooms in 2 hotels for the May Weekend

8 Rooms booked in Bush  phone  + 353 (0) 71-9671000 – Price  E89.00 standard per room B&B – E99.00 New per room B&B – per night

2 Rooms booked Cryans Hotel – Price E50.00 per person sharing B&B  – For Reservations Call: +353 (0) 71 9672066

Theses rooms will be released to the General Public on the 14th Feb

As far as we can see all houses and Apartments are booked out in the area.

However  we have do  accommodation for  Camper Van arranged ,If you are

considering Camping ( Tents )let us know.The nearest camp site is quite a

distance away from the activities but we do have an alternative send a

e-mail to powerboat@iwai.ie and we will arrange it for you.

2013 Calendar Update

List of Event for 2013
March: 16th – 17th – St Patrick Day Parade ( Carrick On Shannon)February:  16th-17th -Lake Tour (Lough Derg) Dromineer –

April:  13th -14th – North East Run ( Drogheda )

May:     3rd – 6th  Shannon River Run 2013 ( Carrick on Shannon – Lough Key – Kilglass lakes)  http://www.thegatheringireland.com/Attend-A-Gathering/Individual-Gathering.aspx?eid=1883#.UONYMuTtSpc

August: 31st – Carrick Care Day

September: 21st – Lough Allen (Hot Air Balloon World Championship)

October: (Date TBC) – North Barrow (St Mullins)

November: 16th – Branch AGM (Donrovin)

For More details please contact powerboat@iwai.ie