Monday, August 18, 2008

Row, row your boat

Two Mountcharles lads, Martin and Mike O'Boyle, rowed 371 km from Ballyshannon to Limerick via the Erne Eastuary and the river Shannon, and it they did it a week ahead of schedule!
Their retired boatbuilder father Michael, who worked on construction of the Jeanie Johnston, built the river row-boat to pass the time.
The brothers, who are more used to boating at sea, decided to take the new vessel on its maiden voyage and are claiming to be the first rowers to have made their way down the Erne and Shannon in one go.
Their voyage through rivers, canals and lakes in 13 counties has raised more than €20,000 for Irish hospices.

Their adventures have been recorded by Aidan Haughey at:

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