A member of the East Ferry Rowing Club will row singlehanded from Crosshaven to Cork City this Saturday, 6 May, to raise money for charity.
Danny Scanlon of the East Ferry Rowing Club will this weekend row a three-man curragh from Crosshaven to Cork City to raise money for Marymount Hospice. The event was originally scheduled for last Saturday, 29 April but was postponed due to inclement weather.
“The charity row is happening this Saturday, 6 May,” said Mr Scanlon. “I’m leaving Crosshaven around 10am and I’m hoping to be above in the Port of Cork for about 1pm. I’m not sure how long it will take me. And it is weather permitting again. That’s what caused the postponement; there were high winds on Saturday.”
The three-man vessel Mr Scanlon will row by himself is curragh, or a currach, which is an Irish boat with a wooden frame over which canvas is stretched and has traditionally been both a sea boat and a vessel for inland waters.
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