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A Sailor With Great Courage, Chris Egan Sails Round Ireland For RNLI

29th June 2017
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Visually impaired Chris Egan describes his voyage in the podcast below Visually impaired Chris Egan describes his voyage in the podcast below

Hello and you’re very welcome to my weekly Podcast…. where this week I have been talking to a sailor with great courage….So listen to the Podcast below which takes you onto the deck of a 39-foot yacht at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour, where I talked to a postman from Limerick who has been sailing around Ireland to raise support for Guide Dogs, because he is losing his sight and there is no way to prevent him going blind. Chris Egan described his voyage to me and what he personally faces. 

Also on the Podcast you can hear the first interview with the new Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Jim O’Toole, who discusses the issues facing coastal communities and the fishing industry and outlines what he sees as the priorities for the State fisheries board.

In these Summer months we must always be concerned about the level of drownings, of which there are more males who die this way than females. Some of the male drownings are suicides, as John Leech, Chief Executive of Irish Water Safety, the State board whose headquarters are on the banks of the Corrib in Galway City, told me when he assessed the latest statistics of drownings.

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