The Rehab Waterways Adventure
The Rehab Waterways Adventure, in Association
with Bord na Móna, Sets Sail
On Saturday, 21st August 2010, the Rehab Waterways Adventure will officially launch from Sallins, Co Kildare, proudly supported by Bord na Móna. The adventure will see the heritage boat, the Neuwe Zorgen, set sail for two weeks visiting towns and villages throughout the Midlands on an awareness-raising and fundraising adventure for Rehab. Each stop on the Rehab Waterways Adventure in Association with Bord na Móna will be marked by a public event with entertainment for all the family. The adventure ends on Saturday, 4th September, when the three-person crew of Eric Kemp, Michael Kemp and Michael Ward, docks the boat at Carrick-on-Shannon for one final event.
The highlight of the Rehab Waterways Adventure will take place on Sunday 29th August, when the Neuwe Zorgen will enter the Lough Boora Parklands, a beautiful landscape in Co. Offaly. Located a little over an hour’s drive from Dublin (just off the N52 Tullamore to Birr Road), the parklands are owned by Bord na Móna and demonstrate its commitment to long-term environmental concerns, bio-diversity and its “contract with nature” philosophy. Lough Boora consists of a magnificent collection of natural and man-made lakes, along with 50km of walkways and pastureland that provide a new habitat for flora and fauna. A range of activities will take place on the day to celebrate the adventure with guided walking trails, face painting, balloon modelling, live music, along with other family entertainment and attractions on site on the day.
For further information please visit their website or call 01 205 7268
The Rehab Waterways Adventure will visit the following towns:
Sallins, Co. Kildare – Saturday, 21st August
Edenderry, Co. Offaly – Monday, 23rd August
Daingean, Co. Offaly – Tuesday, 24th August
Tullamore, Co. Offaly – Friday, 27th August and Saturday, 28th August
Pollough, Co. Offaly (Lough Boora Parklands) – Sunday, 29th August, from 12noon until 5pm
Athlone, Co. Westmeath – Tuesday, 31st August and Wednesday, 1st September
Lanesboro, Co. Longford – Thursday, 2nd September
Dromad, Co. Leitrim – Friday, 3rd September
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim – Saturday, 4th September