South Connemara Meet Confirmation

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Corcaíoch
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by Corcaíoch » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:41 pm

Do you need everyone's email Margaret?

Thanks
Cormac
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margaretfarrell
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Joining Details: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by margaretfarrell » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:06 pm

Hi All,

The following are the outline plans for the coming weekend.
Meeting Point: Ard East Pier L757-316. OS Sheet 44. This has plenty of parking. See Oileain 2nd Edition Page 186.(Take R340 from Oughterard, through Kilkieran, left in Carna - past post Office on right side, - check map from here, as lots of small roads.)

Not sure about camping there, for late arrivals - ideas? Maybe Finis Island beach, about 4kms travelling west from Kilkieran village, on left side.

Joining Time:
Friday: 6.30pm, on water 7.30pm to paddle over to Mac Dara's Island to camp for Friday and Saturday nights.

Saturday morning: 9.30am to be on water for 10.30am, to join rest of group at Mac Dara's Island.

So, try to pack ahead, so it's doesn't take as long when you arrive. (that's the theory anyway!)

Paddling options for the weekend are many, including the Mac Dara's, Masson, Mweenish, Insismuskerry, Birmore Islands, also CraughnaCaoile, etc to NW and to the the south, Skeardmor, etc, and many other options.

When we meet on Saturday morning, we will likely split into 2/3 trips, with a couple of Leaders each, who will share their plans, based on weather, group size and paddling preferences, distance etc.
Sunday's trip will be shorter, taking account of travelling home etc, to be decided later. Expected time back at cars: c.3pm.

Tides: Saturday: Galway HW 13.09 LW 06.33 HW 19.07. Roundstone Bay variation: +0.05.

Weather: Met Eireann currently giving windspeeds 13-17km/h NW and W for Saturday and Sunday.

Peer Paddle on Friday: a suggestion for those arriving Friday early, Peer Paddle meeting point, same place Ard East Pier, 2pm. PLease post if you are interested in this.

On the morning, You will be asked about ISKA membership, any medical conditions Leaders need to be aware of, and gear and safety check.
Thanks to our Leaders for the weekend.
Any questions? post here or contact me directly.

I won't be emailing the above info to individuals, email only if you've got a query.
Many thanks and keep talking nicely to the Weather Gods!

Margaret

leonconway
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by leonconway » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:37 am

Will be there for Friday 2.00pm peer paddle. Camping on Friday (only). Departing Saturday evening.

Thanks Margaret for organising.

Leon

darren martin
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by darren martin » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:50 am

Hi Margaret,
I will be leaving Friday should arrive around 16.30hrs.
Cheers
Darren

Paul D
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by Paul D » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:06 pm

I should be there about six hopefully.

Rayod
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by Rayod » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:31 pm

Hi, I'll be travelling Friday afternoon from Dublin but may not be on time for 7.30 departure to Mac Daras Island so around to do a later crossing if anyone else is in the same boat, eh, situation!. Ray ph: 086 1206135

sfrawley
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by sfrawley » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:10 am

Count me in for early paddle at pier for two
Thanks
Sinead

johnd
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by johnd » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:53 pm

For those of you not familiar with the launch point, here are directions to launch point from Carna

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and directions from launch point to Mac Dara's

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For those coming down for a peer paddle on Friday, we will use VHF channel 77 if you are trying to find people on the water.

Chris McDaid
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by Chris McDaid » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:37 pm

Fantastic meet, thanx to all who attended and especially Margaret, for organising

Cheers,
Chris

Corcaíoch
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Re: South Connemara Meet Confirmation

Post by Corcaíoch » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:46 pm

Very enjoyable Meet.

Great camping spot & paddle destinations and great company too.

Thanks to Margaret for organising, and to anyone others who were involved also.

Very much appreciated.

Cormac
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