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The Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit is one of two charities that will be supported in an upcoming table quiz and raffle in Dublin city centre.
Richard Cruise, Conor Galvin and David Cotter are organising the event to raise funds for the IUSRU as well as Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann, the organisation of national ex-service personnel — two charities who do great work in assisting others in times of distress.
Entry is €40 per teams of four and all are welcome to join the quiz at the Teachers’ Club on 36 Parnell Square West on Thursday 2 April, starting at 7.30pm.
#Rowing: The All-in-a-Row charity event on the Liffey drew a flotilla of varied craft to the Liffey in central Dublin today in aid of the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (IUSRU). There were over 40 boats on the water, and there was a festive air to the outfits of many who guided them.
The IUSRU does the valuable work of recovering bodies of those who have been lost in water. It is a low-profile group which is made up entirely of volunteers. At a reception in the Dublin Docklands building on the Liffey, Richard Kaye of the IUSRU welcomed the funding and boost in profile given by the All-in-a-Row event. Gareth Morrison of the RNLI also expressed his thanks. He spoke of the ambitious plans of the RNLI to cut deaths by drowning. A donation was also made to the St Vincent de Paul, and tribute paid to the men who died on the Kyle Clare, which was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 75 years ago, with the loss of many men, including four from Ringsend.
Wreaths were laid and the Last Post played (by Pat O’Connor of the Communications Workers Union). The reception was attended by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Chris Andrews.
Entry is €25 per person with four persons per raft for the day of wackiness on the water at Grand Canal Basin on 19 May.
And for those who can't build their own raft in time, prebuilt rafts can be supplied by the organisers.
More details of the event can be had from the IUSRU at 087 975 8656 or [email protected]
The complete programme of events for the Docklands Summer Festival will be posted on the official website shortly.