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The Law and Boating

Going Boating? Where do you stand with the law? A brief summary of those regulations specific to users of Pleasure Craft in Ireland including, sailing boats, personal water craft (jet ski), powerboats and angling boats. Wearing of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) Â There must be suitable PFDs for everyone on board any boat. A suitable…

The O’Donnells & The Wild Geese

Brief History of the Wild Geese The First Flight of the Wild Geese took place in 1607, when Hugh O’Neill and Rory O’Donnell, the respective Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnell (now Donegal) set sail from Loch Swilly on Co. Donegal. They never returned to their native land. By the late 1650’s, The remaining O Donnell…

History, islands and stories

Our Story Page This page is dedicated to True, false and funny stories, they can be historic, factual or fiction. They must relate to the sea, seafaring or the west coast of Ireland and its people. Our first article is a brief profile of Graunaile by Aine Ryan, this appeared in the Mayo News on…