After the Blessing of the Boats on Sunday 11th August, Naomh Begnet is resting now in Bulloch Harbour at the other end of the parish, after an arduous outing to Cork 2013 Ocean to City race where she won the Ocean to City race, rowed by Mark Reddan, and crew. She’s also been to Galway. Soon she will be handed over to the Dalkey Sea Scouts for the use of many young hands who want to go down to the sea .
Let’s remember those who took part in the building of this magnificent Currach, especially Liz Murray the lighter of the flame, St Patricks Rowing Club, Mark Redden, James Archbold and a host of others. For more images, go to Gallery at top of page, and select Begnet’s Boats.
The Naomh Begnet was named,
blessed by Fr Declan, launched from Coliemore, on June 1st as planned-
(including Parish sponsored seat!)
tracing the steps of St Begnet from Dalkey Village to the island.
This great community project was enjoyed by all .