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Donegal Boatyard Makes Splash with Launch of Largest Vessel in Killybegs Since 1980

11th October 2019
The Johnston and Mooney families at the ceremonial launch of the MFV Amethyst in Killybegs. The Johnston and Mooney families at the ceremonial launch of the MFV Amethyst in Killybegs. Photo: Donegal Democrat-facebook

As the Donegal Democrat writes, when they do things in Killybegs, they like to make a big splash about it and that's certainly true when it came to the recent ceremonial launch of the largest vessel in the fishing port since 1980.

The skill and know of Mooney Boats Ltd made it all possible. They have been at the heart of the community in the town for more than four decades and it is to them that the industry leaders look to when wanting to refit or build a new craft. The Shore Road is certainly a hub of service and development and this latest launch proves yet again that this local firm is amongst the finest in the industry.

The MFV Amethyst received its ceremonial launching on Saturday, September 28 from owner Ralston Johnston, with his wife Jane Johnston taking main stage at the launch party to christen the ship.

For further reading on the launch of the new build prawn trawler designated as Build 48 (Yard No.B48) click this link. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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