Let’s hear it for the buoys!

…and the guirls, too 🙂   In fact, let’s hear it for everyone who contributed to getting your new buoys in place – girls, boys and organisations big and small.  Every bit of support was welcome.  They look great and have industrial-strength shackles, chain and ropes, to hopefully withstand the storms which will inevitably arrive.

Just a mention for a few people and organisations who went over and above the call of duty in their efforts to assist.  Sheelagh Broderick and Priscilla Lynch in Healthy Living Ireland got the whole process started and funded the moorings and original buoys.  We have had support and advice from the Port of Cork and funding from Cork County Council through their Community Grants – thanks to Eamonn Mullally and Cllr. Seamus McGrath for guidance on this.  

We appreciate every contribution towards the costs and would like to specifically thank Crosshaven Triathlon Club, Cork Distance Camp (Ned), Paul Twohig, Joey Sheahan, Neville Foott, Sandycove Island Swim Club and Dan Murphy.  Marc Lake and Aidan O’Connor have done a huge amount of research and work to try to ensure these buoys and fittings are the best fit for our conditions and to get them installed.  Thanks to all. 

Given government guidelines, it isn’t the right time to try to organise a swim.  We get 200+ people on the beach some mornings, so having an event would swamp us  🙂  Hopefully we will get an event and a BBQ at some point to celebrate.  Thanks again to everyone.

Bernard Lynch & Damian O’Neill

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