Posted by: admin | July 3, 2009

Date Set For Launch Of Boat On Lough Erne

Boy Of Hope: Lough Erne Challenge 2009
Official Boat Launch will take place at Belturbet, August 6, at 6:30 P.M. kicking off this years BOY OF HOPE CHALLENGE.  Public welcome.

Her Excellency Priscilla Janna will officiate at this ceremony. A picture of Her Excellency and links connected to Her Excellency can be found by clicking on the OFFICIAL LAUNCH tab.

VENUE: Belturbet launching ramp, close to the bottom of Upper Lough Erne – public welcome .


Starting  on August 6 Don (AKA Donnacha) Attig will attempt make the first transit of the entire Erne Navagation in a live aboard boat which has no engine. The begining of the Erne Navagation is at Belturbet and it ends at Belleek.  If successful he will have been involved in rowing the boat and gear, weighing in excess of one ton, over 600 miles over he bottom in the past 3 years to draw attention to and raise funds for little Tony, who he calls The Boy of  Hope. He uses this title for Tony because of all the people in India, Europe, and the United States who have had their lives changed for the better through tony’s influence.

Tony in 2009

Tony in 2009

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