Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Lifeboat Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI

19th April 2013
Lifeboat Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI

#lifeboat – As part of the Dublin Bay Prawn Maritime Festival in Howth, North Dublin a Prawn Push in aid of Howth RNLI will take place on Saturday 27th April at 3pm in Howth.

Teams of three wearing maritime themed fancy-dress will take part. One member of the team will push another team-member in a pram or wheelbarrow. The other team-member will have the task of passing around a collection bucket until its weight matches the weight of a kilo of prawns.

The route will start at the Top House Pub in Howth village, via Church Street to Findlater's Pub and back to the children's playground near the east Pier. Rehydration stations will be set up along the route where competitors will have to down a drink as fast as they can. Prizes awarded will include winners of the race and best fancy-dress. Prize-giving will take place at the Festival Marquee immediately after the race.

Teams can be from pubs, clubs or groups. All participants must be over 16 years of age. Teams must supply their own prams or wheelbarrows. Entries and enquiries can be made to Eddie Caffrey on 086 832 0786 or by email to  [email protected] .

'Funds raised by the Lifeboat Prawn Push will ensure that our volunteer lifeboat crews go to sea with the best equipment available to ensure their safety when saving lives at sea' said Rose Michael, Howth RNLI Fundraising Chairperson.

Published in Maritime Festivals
Afloat.ie Team

About The Author

Afloat.ie Team

Email The Author

Afloat.ie is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating