Recent Events

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Feb 19 '22Winter Reunion 2022
Anois teacht an earraigh s an COVID ag laghdaigh.....Spring is here and COVID is shrinking .... The Grand Hotel in Malahide will welcome us for dinner. Menu price 45. See sample
Lots to see and do in Malahide. Join me at the Fry Model Railway Museum at 15:00. before we have a chat about who what where and when for 2022.
Sign up for the meal here
Jack OKeeffe
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Oct 02 '21BarrowNore
Lovely weekend as a joint venture with IWAI members and Cork Currach Club. Launched in Graiguenamanagh and passed the locks to New Ross for shore pleasures. On the Sunday we navigated the Nore to Ballinagoth and on to Inistioge were the lucky idlers were entertained by forest nature and otters. Perfect weather. 3 Currachs, 6 Drascombes 6 IWAI boats took part
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
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
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Aug 21 '21Kenmare River
Brisk sailing on Saturday folllowed by leisurely cruising and picnics with swimming on Sunday
Roy Johnston
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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 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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
Feb 14 '21Spring reunion 2021
Zoom conference to propose events and review DA business and administrative plans - 26 participants
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