Future events in Ireland

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Launch DateDetailsContact Info 
Oct 02 '21BarrowNore
New Outing.... October 2 & 3rd Cruise the beautiful sisters from Graiguenamanagh to New Ross on Saturday and to Inistioge on Sunday. Book whatever accommodation needed in New Ross, GoL can join by coming down the Barrow navigation and dally in beautiful inistioge after, or make the reverse journey by water. This is a joint adventure with Naomhoga Chorcai currach club. Express interest as soon as possible please
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Past Events

Launch DateDetailsContact Info 
Sep 06 '19Lough Allen
The weekend started off with a music session in Drumshanbo -and on the Saturday we explored past the limit of navigation towards Dowra, before returning to more music and catered meal at the Lough Allen Centre. See AFLOAT . On Sunday we sailed to private hospitality, for tea and cakes in a beautiful garden overlooking the lake.
Jack OKeeffe
Feb 15 '20Spring Reunion 20
Despite storm Dennis and due to Garry Owens quicksteps 32 participants had a great day our in Skerries. Starting with morning coffee in the Owens 1840 home followed by lunch, tour and meeting in Skerries mills. After the business was done we had another refreshment break and on to a fine dinner in La Scarletta
Minutes of the meeting at the link from the heading above.
Garry Owens
+35386 049 4420
Jul 10 '20Boyne Valley Raid
Thanks to a huge welcome and mammoth effforts by IWAI volunteers we had a wonderful adventure. Reported in AFLOAT .
Photo album here
Jack OKeeffe
+35387 2663588
Aug 12 '20BALTIMORE 20
15 boats participated in outings to Ballydehob for Ramin lunch, to Sherkin Silver Strand, to Cape Clear and to Skeam East. Light winds with rain when crews were indoors. COVID impacted socialising ashore but lots of fun for all just the same
Jack OKeeffe
Aug 28 '20Valentia
We were six boats, no currachs due to changes in COVID 19 regime. On Friday the wind was too strong for sailing so we walked to the stone forts Cahergall and Leacanabuile and then back to the RIC barracks via the park. Very interesting and enjoyable and gave us an appetite for Camos later. On Saturday we sailed to Beginis and enjoyed the beach before exploring and finding the Viking Settlement there. We then sailed in strong wind to Knightstown for further exploration, and to lower masts to go to Port Magee.to explore the fishing history and overnight at the pontoon there. On Sunday we investigated Ilaun Loughan and motored in calm out to the Skelligs where we landed two boats to take in the monastery. We had a good sail back around the lighthouse, with whale and dolphin sightings, taking the north coast of Valentia and Beginis back to Cahirsiveen
Jack OKeeffe
Sep 11 '20Lough Corrib 20 Weekend
Due to the number of applications exceeding the maximum gathering size for outdoor events (15) we offered a weekend event and a 4 day event for two separated groups. Despite strong winds 4 crews from the weekend fleet launched at Lisloughrey and braved the lake but most of the fun was ashore. Lots of explorationof the South Mayo wonders over the weekend
Rev David Williams
Sep 11 '20Lough Corrib 20
Due to the number of applications exceeding the maximum gathering size for outdoor events (15) we offered a weekend event and a 4 day event for two separated groups. Despite strong winds 4 crews from the weekend fleet launched at Lisloughrey and braved the lake but most of the fun was ashore. The 9 boats in the 4 day event launched at Kilbeg and went to Corrig View Bay to shelter and visit Aughanure Castle. The fleet then went to Oughterard and onwards to overnight on Inchigoill. On the Monday morning the wind had disappeared and the fleet proceeded to Maam for a lovely overnight before heading back to Castle Kirk and then on to Kilbeg via Lisloughrey. See the photo album HERE
Jack OKeeffe
Feb 14 '21Spring reunion 2021
Zoom conference to propose events and review DA business and administrative plans - 26 participants
353 87 2663588
Mar 20 '21Association AGM
The Drascombe Association held its first virtual AGM on Saturday 20th March. It was pleasing to see that more than 50 members registered for the event, including some over-seas members. See DAN 137.
David Staniforth
Jun 05 '21Carlingford Lough
Weekend of June 5th or June 12th depending on easing of restrictions. The CSC restaurant has moved to Thosel Street in the village and Dermot and Gillian will welcome us there. The slipway, parking, camping, small kitchen in the sailors cabin and toilets are all available. For the Gentlefolk of Leisure there may be an opportunity to stretch the rally into a live aboard cruise at one or both ends.
John White
Jun 18 '21Strangford Lough
Return to the EDYC for the midsummer barbecue weekend. A great post COVID party and two days glorious sailing on the lough
John Stanage
0044 7834466511
Jul 10 '21Fergus Estuary
Exploration of the islands of the Fergus Estuary. Excellent sailing and exploration from Kildysert with landings at Paradise Quay, Coney Is, Inismacgowna, Inisloe and Cannon Island for the pilgrimage mass. Thanks to many local supporters.
Jack OKeeffe
Jul 18 '21Ulster Coastal Cruise
The great adventure ... Sun, fog and rain but successful tour of the Copelands, Cushendal, Torr Head Rathlin and up the lower Bann to Lough Neagh with a hop out at Carnroe Lock
David Camlin
+44 7788 753666
Jul 23 '21Connemara
Based at Roundstone with launching and camping on Inis Ni by kind permission. Landings on Inis Macdara, and inislackan in glorious sunshine.
Pat Jones
Aug 06 '21Lough Neagh
Based at Antrim Boat Clubs 27 acre site in the woods, with a huge welcome from ABC members. Lots of fun despite thunderstorms, with barbecues and music till the early hours. Some sailing was snatched between showers taking in the north shore to Cranfield Bay
David Camlin
+44 7788 753666
Aug 19 '21Kenmare River Feeder
Corilea and TYBOAT launched on Thursday at Kilmacillogue harbour and after a delicious snack in Helens Bar sailed to Sneem to shelter from the forecasted rainstorm which came in the early hours of Friday. The rain cleared and after a shore expedition the boats explored channels around garnish Island and Corilea headed for Kenmare. Tyboat returned to Bunaw
Jack O Keeffe
Aug 21 '21Kenmare River
Brisk sailing on Saturday folllowed by leisurely cruising and picnics with swimming on Sunday
Roy Johnston
+353 87 238 5389
Sep 04 '21Belfast Maritime weekend
Drascombe Association invited to take part, there should be some tall ships and many other maritime attractions. More information to follow as plans develop.
John White
+ 44 7918 699033
Sep 10 '21Lough Derg
20 boats participated in good conditions. Lots of exploration of narrow channels including Woodford river, Lough Alewnaghta, Black Lough, and Holy Island. Based at LDYC.
Jack OKeeffe