IWAI Carrick June Cruise in Company is only a week away!.
A fun packed weekend of activities is planned for children and adults alike.
Friday Night – Bush Hotel
9pm – Registration – Commodores Tony & Patricia Byron
Saturday – Cruise to Coothall.
2.30pm Children’s games and Scavenger hunt.
4.30pm Coffee & Bingo (Adults and Children)
7pm Open BBQ (BYO) and Live Music under the stars with Gerard O’Halloran
Bat Watch back by popular demand.
Sunday – Cruise to Leitrim Village
Adult and Children’s Archery, Picture Quiz, & a few surprises.
8pm – Table Quiz with a twist!
Monday – Leitrim Village
Coffee Morning, Prize giving and Information session.
Help us plan. If you have not already done so it would be great if you could let us know if you can come.
Branch Training Events
Iwai Carrick has received a number of enquiries from members to provide
training events/workshops that would be useful for boat owners and those
using the waterways. It is envisaged, subject to demand that these events would commence once the boating season finishes. We need our members to contact us with suggestions of topics they would like to see being covered. Please contact us by texting your suggestions to 086 2154585 or email
IWAI Carrick-on-Shannon Branch Hon. Secretary
Hot off the press after tonight’s AGM in Athlone, The nomination for the Endeavour Award for the Carrick Cares day, Tom Meegan and Linda Garland was forwarded to Council and tonight they won the award, there were a total of 10 nominations.
Well done to both of them and to the branch for the nomination.
For many years we have taken part in charity events in an effort to raise funding for much needed causes around Ireland as part of the DAA charity programme which has raised over 1.5 million euro since inception in 2009. Our greatest achievement to date has been to row the entire navigable length of the River Shannon in less than 3 days which has never been achieved by any other team. A key part of this challenge was the fantastic help and support by the IWAI and its members. Not only did the association help to sponsor the event they turned out in numbers and offered their support and advice on the water which was an unbelievable gesture of kindness. The branches of Carrick, Athlone and Lough Derg were of great assistance to us and names such as Noel Griffin, Conor Meegan, Martin Donnelly, Kevin Clabby, Dave McCabe, Sam Herraghty, Jim Reenan, Keith Rowe and Carmel Meegan will never be forgotten at our club as without their help we would simply not have been able to attempt such a mammoth task. I’m glad to say that we made great friends during those three unforgettable days in June 2013. This year we’re off again and this time we intend to become the first crew to ever row a boat from Ireland to France which is in aid of Temple St. Children’s Hospital, Parkinson’s Ireland and The Diabetes Unit at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin. Leaving from Dunmore East of the 27th of May we intend to make land fall at Landeda, Brittany 62hrs later. The event is being called ‘ENDEAVOAR’ and our website is www.endeavoar.ie , there is a facility on this page to donate to these charities by clicking on the DONATE button and there is also a text donation line which allows the public to donate directly by texting OCEAN to 50300 for €2. We have been kindly offered two support boats from local skippers which are again a sign that boat owners in this country are without doubt a very special breed of people. Any assistance that you could give us by way of spreading the word to your members about this event would be very much appreciated.
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