THE Row around Ireland team entered into Donegal waters last weekend – a homecoming for one rower on board – Barry Carlin who grew up in Inishowen.
They arrived in Inishowen, stopping first at Culdaff after a tough journey from Belfast Lough, before arriving in Malin Head.
The crew is expected to land in Magheraroarty tonight (Wednesday) and is due in Burtonport, weather permitting, some time on Saturday, before continuing on to Glencolmcille.
The Cystic Fibrosis charity fundraiser is relying on local community support for accommodation, support boats, and knowledge of tides and coastal conditions and will welcome all help offered.
Barry, who now lives in Bray, is the son of Killygordon man Eugene Carlin and his mother, Mary, is from Clonmany.
He is one of a crew of 20 rowers who set off from Bray on May 30, to circumnavigate the island of Ireland – a round trip of almost 1,000 nautical miles – in a self-built 15ft skiff to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland (CFI).
The team comprises of mixed ability and experience and will have two oarsmen/women at a time rowing in relays. The rowers will stop at 50 designated points along the coast, with support on hand from a shore-based crew as well as cover boats that will escort the boat on some of the more challenging legs.
Donegal defender Caolan Ward was pleased to claim the bragging rights on Sunday as his team saw off Monaghan...