Launch of Wheelyboat makes stunning Lough Rynn more accessible

In glorious sunshine at beautiful Lough Rynn, near Mohill, the Wheelyboat ‘Ernest’s Pride’ was launched last Sunday, April 17 by Leitrim Guardian Person of the year Brendan Harvey. The Wheelyboat is a specially designed boat built to meet the needs of people with disabilities and all members of society have access to the lakes and partake in fishing, angling or just pleasure trips on lakes.

In glorious sunshine at beautiful Lough Rynn, near Mohill, the Wheelyboat ‘Ernest’s Pride’ was launched last Sunday, April 17 by Leitrim Guardian Person of the year Brendan Harvey. The Wheelyboat is a specially designed boat built to meet the needs of people with disabilities and all members of society have access to the lakes and partake in fishing, angling or just pleasure trips on lakes.

In glorious sunshine at beautiful Lough Rynn, near Mohill, the Wheelyboat ‘Ernest’s Pride’ was launched last Sunday, April 17 by Leitrim Guardian Person of the year Brendan Harvey. The Wheelyboat is a specially designed boat built to meet the needs of people with disabilities and all members of society have access to the lakes and partake in fishing, angling or just pleasure trips on lakes.

Many people took the opportunity to have a trip on the boat and view the beautiful landscape around from the water.

The boat was built in England by the Wheelyboat Trust which is a registered charity. The boat project was the brainchild of LAPWD director Tom Murphy and with the co-operation and enthusiastic support of the Rinn-Shannon Angling club the dream became a reality as the boat was launched. The boat is named in memory of Ernest Catherines who was a driving force behind this project and sadly passed away in March.

This is a joint project between Rinn-Shannon Angling club and LAPWD funded by the Leitrim Development Company Rural Development programme (RDP) which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; “Europe investing in Rural Areas.”

To read the full story see this week’s Leirim Observer.