Killala Bay Folk Club are excited to announce that Jarlath Cunnane and Michael Brogan are bringing their renowned talk and presentation of their voyage through the NorthWest Passage on board the Northabout to the Wolf Dog Tavern on Friday April 7th at 8pm.
In 2001, Jarlath Cunnane set off on an expedition on the Northabout, Mayo’s most famous vessel, with a number of like-minded adventurers to travel the North West Passage through the Arctic Circle above Canada. By the time Northabout returned to Mayo with the entire Arctic circumnavigated, three years had passed.
The Northabout was built in Knock, and took 15 months to build. Specifically designed to sail in ice, the boat once again undertook the same journey under a different crew in 2016, however due to the effects of global warming, there was significantly less ice to navigate, and the journey took a mere three months
This fascinating event promises to be a very entertaining and informative evening for those with an interest in sailing, exploration and adventure.
The Killala Bay Folk Club will follow afterwards, with an emphasis being placed this month on ‘Songs of the Sea’.
As always, the members of the Killala Bay Folk Club look forward to seeing you there – please spread the word among your friends.