Some of the crew that are currently participating in the Shannon by Oar fundraising event. The rowers from Wicklow are raising funds for charity.
A group of 12 rowers embarked on what is anticipated to be a 10 day adventure when they departed Corry Strand on Lough Allen yesterday as they began the journey that will see them navigate the River Shannon as far as Limerick.
The Shannon by Oar team plan to row three boats, built by team leader Ger Crowley, volunteers and some of the rowers.
The first day of the expedition saw the rowers enjoy the finest of Leitrim weather and scenary as they departed Corry Beach before rowing the length of Lough Allen before passing through Drumshanbo, Battlebridge and Leitrim Village before arriving in Carrick-on-Shannon.
Day two of the adventure will see the group depart Carrick-on-Shannon as they make their way towards Tarmonbarry.
The 160 mile journey is expected to finish in Limerick on Saturday, June 9.
The Shannon by Oar crew are raising funds for the The Irish Hospice Foundation and Wicklow Hospice Foundation. If you would like to support the efforts of the crew please click here.
Best of luck to the Shannon by Oar team who are commencing their row today at Lough Allen in Co. Leitrim. Thanks so much for supporting the Irish Hospice Foundation we look forward to meeting you at Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick on the 9th June. https://t.co/0QUykhD3pj pic.twitter.com/YMqURVPc5M— Hospice Foundation (@IrishHospice) May 31, 2018
Best of luck to Shannon By Oar who set off from Lough Allen today on their quest to row the entire #RiverShannon in aid of @IrishHospice and @WicklowHospice! https://t.co/igZjQ3ZWiM pic.twitter.com/DWbeyhPlWl— Waterways Ireland (@waterwaysirelan) May 31, 2018