Everyone agrees that the buoys were a fantastic addition to Myrtleville this year. We have learned, however, that the power of the waves near the Dutchman in particular need stronger buoys. Spar buoys have been identified as the most likely to work for us. They are marketed as “almost indestructible” in surf.
The intention would be that these buoys would be in all year-round. The total cost of six of these buoys will be €3,412. We have secured €1,000 in funding already. We now plan to raise the rest by getting €10 a head from up to 250 swimmers on a weekend morning in Myrtleville in December. We’ll watch the forecast and confirm the date on the Thursday beforehand. It’s not going to be an organised swim or race, just lots and lots of us on the beach, committed to raising the funds needed for all of our benefit.
Bring coffee, bring cakes – or not. If anyone wants to give more than €10, feel free- there are bound to be some maintenance costs in the years to come. More details to follow, but be aware it’s going to happen. It has to – we’ve already ordered them and they’re being manufactured for installation in February. We know we’ll get the support, so why wait?
Bernard Lynch & Damian O’Neill