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Transatlantic Oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes To Speak in Aid of Cope Galway

22nd May 2024
Irish transatlantic oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes
Irish transatlantic oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes

Irish transatlantic oarswoman Dr Karen Weekes will speak about her 2022 voyage at an event raising funds for Cope Galway this Friday (May 24).

“Beyond Boundaries” is the title of the talk by the endurance adventurer and performance psychologist, who became the first Irish female to row the Atlantic ocean solo and unsupported.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Cope Galway’s homeless, domestic abuse and senior support services.

Cope Galway says that Dr Weekes will share her own stories, and will also give “powerful insights into making the most of your potential, overcoming challenges and pushing beyond boundaries to achieve your personal goals”.

The event in the g Hotel, Galway will include a drinks reception, followed by a three-course meal. Raffle prizes will include sold out Galway International Arts Festival Saw Doctors tickets, opportunities to visit Ballymaloe Cookery School and a Burren weekend retreat.

Tickets are 65 euro per person, and can be booked online at, by email at [email protected] or by phone at 091 778 750.

Published in Coastal Rowing Team

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