Successful Finn Swim held in Drumsna

Some of those who turned out for the 6th Annual Finn Swim in Drumsna.
Leitrim Sub-Aqua club ran its 6th Annual Swim, Finn & Snorkle from Jamestown to Drumsna on Saturday, 31st August.

Leitrim Sub-Aqua club ran its 6th Annual Swim, Finn & Snorkle from Jamestown to Drumsna on Saturday, 31st August.

This raised not only funds for the club, but also for the North West Simon Community.

Almost 60 swimmers turned out to support, with a great family barbecue, face painting and live music by John O’Dowd at the quay in Drumsna. The evening later wound up with a super music gig with Shane Cronogue and Veronica Kelly and raffle in Duignans.

Together €1,820 was raised, a great help to both organizations in difficult times.

An event like this would not be possible without sponsorship and both organisation would like to thanks the following – Enda at Super Mac’s, Paul Byron Shoes, Super-Valu, Floradale, Cryan’s Hotel, Dillon’s Pharmacy, Connacht Gold, Q2, Emerald Star, Bankrupt Stock Shop, Paddy Mc Goldrick, Naughty Bits, Oasis Health Shop, Wholesale Furniture, David O Dowd Fireplaces, Trailblazers, Albert Lock & Tesco all of Carrick-on-Shannon.

Thanks also to The Cottage Restaurant, Jamestown, Duignans Bar, Drumsna, Ward & Burke, Glenamady, Terry Mann Fishing Gear, Jamestown, National Automations, Drumsna, McNiffs Boxty, Aughnasheelin & Erin Hughes, Specialist Confectionery, Drumsna.

Special thanks as always to Fr. John Wall for his blessing at Drumsna Quay, to Edwina Guckian, Leitrim Rose for helping on the day, Pauric & Ann Ruane for the BBQ and all who helped at same.This event went ahead with the help of Leitrim Civil Defence, Lough Allen Adventure Centre, Drumshanbo Canoe and Yacht Club, Inland Waterway Carrick branch & Carrick Craft.

The North West Simon Community would like to personally thank Gerry Gilroy from Leitrim Sub Aqua Club and Elvira for their hard work in putting this event together, the charity really appreciate it.