Boaters comments on SC 2007

 

Rally and beyond – 1 year ago

Hi All Myself and clare are delighted the rally has been enjoyed so thoroughly,Clares foot is well on the mend and she no longer needs the crutch thank you all for the good wishes. While on the northward journey after the rally we came across Donnacha Attig and Jack Donovan who are doing the Shannon Charity Challenge in Shannonbridge. We Shared a meal and got all the news, they were making a new mast on the dock after being dis-masted for the second time.

by Andy JordanWaterways General Discussion Archive

 

This is Jack and Andy at the meal we shared with the Jordans at Shannon Bridge. Andy makes a really great pasta meal and it was a wonderful break for us when they share their family time, boat and food with us! It's people like the Jordans that make boating such a wonderful experience!

This is Jack and Andy at the meal we shared with the Jordans at Shannonbridge. Andy makes a really great pasta meal and it was a wonderful break for us when this warm and wonderful family shared their family time, boat and food with us! It's people like the Jordans that make boating such a wonderful experience! (photo inserted by Donnacha) A picture of Andy his lovely wife Clare and their very grown up daughter Jennifer and the crew Omar's River Bird can be found by clicking on the "ABOUT" tab. The Jordan crew also includes a bright and lively lad named Robert. He may have taken the picture which is on the "ABOUT" page.

Re: ShantiStreetKids Charity Row – Shannon Challenge 2007 – (09 August, 2007 12:28)

Hi Noel. My son & I met them as we motor sailed in v light winds up Derg
on a Saturday a few weeks ago and motor sailed in the rain and no wind
at all back down on the Sunday. 😐

They were sculling the boat verrrry slowly S near the Goats Road on the
Sunday.
Normally offering a tow would have been the right thing to do but would
have defeated the purpose of their project…

John

Noel Griffin wrote:
> Hi Folks
>
> I was delighted to meet Jack and Donnacha in the middle of the the
> Shannon Estuary on Tuesday afternoon while they were at anchor waiting
> for the tide to turn near Shannon Airport. I was on my way back up
> from Kilrush to Killaloe. We stopped for a brief chat. These two
> amazing men have just rowed and sailed their little boat from Lough
> Allen the full length of the Shannon down to Tarbert in the estuary in
> aid of the Children’s charity “ShantiStreetKids.org”. Donnacha is 71
> and his 1st mate Jack has Multiple Sclerosis, yet they managed this
> amazing feat to help others. Well done. I am happy to report
> that they safely completed they voyage yesterday.
>
> [www.shanthistreetkids.org]
>
> Noel
>
>

 

 

Re: Don Attig – (14 August, 2007 09:20)

Hi Colin

> Listeners to RTE 1 radio last evening might have heard the intrepid Don
> Attig in a programme that was obviously recorded last year talking about a
> voyage he was planning down the length of the Shannon. A voyage he has
> since successfully completed.

Is “Don” short for the intrepid “Donnacha” who has just completed rowing the
length of the Shannon last week with Jack? (ie I posted a pic of them on
their boat near Shannon airport on the estuary)

Noel

  

 

Re: ShantiStreetKids Charity Row – Shannon Challenge 2007 – (09 August, 2007 16:35)

Hi again folks

For those with broadband some larger pics of Jack and Donnacha on the

Shannon Estuary last Tuesday just east of Shannon Airport.

[www.ybw.com]Noel

2 Brave Men …
      #1540457 – 09/08/2007 11:04  
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I was delighted to meet Jack and Donnacha in the middle of the the

Shannon Estuary on Tuesday afternoon while they were at anchor

waiting for the tide to turn near Shannon Airport.I was on my way

back up from Kilrush to Killaloe. We stopped for a chat. These two

amazing men have just rowed their little boat from Lough Allen the

 full length of theShannon down to Tarbert inthe estuary in aid of

the Children’s charity”ShantiStreetKids.org”. Donnacha is 71 and his

1st mate Jack has Multiple Sclerosis,yet they managed this amazing

feat to help others. Well done.I am happy to report that they safely

completed they voyage yesterday.http://www.shanthistreetkids.org/shannon.html

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Ocean Froggie

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Good Good idea, why not.

by Gerry Burke’s (Blackberry)Waterways General Discussion Archive

Re: RE: Shannon Charity Challenge – 2 years ago

Hi Gerry > Noel, you are right it’s an amazing challenge and from one of

our > Associations (Derg) members at that. Well worth all the support we

can > muster. Would it be worth trying to raise a few extra bob on the

rally for the challenge? Noel

by Noel GriffinWaterways General Discussion Archive

RE: RE: Shannon Charity Challenge – 2 years ago

Noel, you are right it’s an amazing challenge and from one of our

Associations (Derg) members at that. Well worth all the support

we can muster. Gerry

by Gerry Burke’s (Blackberry)Waterways General Discussion Archive

RE: Shannon Charity Challenge – 2 years ago

Anyone on the Shannon might look out for this interesting venture

and maybe subscribe a few bob.  This July, 71 year old Irish

adventurer Donnacha Attig and the first mate Jack Donovan

(Multiple Sclerosis Survivor) will be attempting the first ever

transit of the Shannon from its navigable headwaters to the

Estuary in a live aboard boat without an engine.

by Paddy MackeyWaterways General Discussion Archive

Re: RE: Shannon Charity Challenge – 2 years ago

Hi Paddy > Anyone on the Shannon might look out for this

interesting venture and > maybe > subscribe a few bob. 

 July 1st., 2007 Will do – great cause and an amazing challenge

Noel

by Noel GriffinWaterways General Discussion Archive

 

 

 

 

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