Future events in Ireland

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See also the events page on the Drascombe Association site

Launch DateDetailsContact Info
Jun 18 '21Strangford Lough
Return to the EDYC for the midsummer barbecue weekend.
John Stanage
0044 7834466511
I'm interested
Jul 18 '21Ulster Coastal Cruise
New Dates!The outline plan is to launch in County Down and sail the lovely Antrim Coast taking in the Copeland Is, Rathlin, and the Bann Navigation into Lough Neagh. This cruise can be joined for any section. See the FORUM for more information
David Camlin
+44 7788 753666
I'm interested
Aug 06 '21Lough Neagh
NEW DATES! Lough Neagh, the biggest lake in the United Kingdom, is bigger than Loch Lomond, Windermere & Llyn Tegid put together. Join us for 4 days exploring the centre of Northern Ireland. Visit Ramís Island, the Kinnego Nature Reserve and the Ballinderry River, finishing at Toome on Tuesday 1 June. See the FORUM for more information
David Camlin
+44 7788 753666
I'm interested
Aug 21 '21Kenmare River
Join us for a return to the Kenmare River following the successful inaugural event in 2019. This year we are proposing to base the rally at Star Outdoors, approx 7km from Kenmare on the south shore of the bay, sheltered inside Dinish Island, so we can avail of their large ramp for launch/recovery, sheltered anchorage for live aboards & the hospitality of Cons Restaurant. Further details to follow when we see how the season develops.
Roy Johnston
+353 87 238 5389
I'm interested
Sep 10 '21Lough Derg
2021 is the turn of Lough Derg in our Autumn get together rotation of the lakes. Save the date and watch for new details
Jack OKeeffe
872663588
I'm interested



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
0872663588
 
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
872663588
 
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
0872663588
 
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
+353868215502
 
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
+353872663588
 
Feb 14 '21Spring reunion 2021
Zoom conference to propose events and review DA business and administrative plans - 26 participants
Jack
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
214371987