16 August 2023

~1 minutes read

Canadian students to visit Galway for reunion with miniboat which washed up off West Coast after 100 days

Share story:
Canadian students to visit Galway for reunion with miniboat which washed up off West Coast after 100 days

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A group of Canadian students will visit Galway to be reunited with their miniboat which washed up on Achill Island four years ago.

The Raven KASTER made headlines when it turned up off the West Coast in 2019, having set sail from Canada over 100 days previous.

The miniboat, which is less than 2 metres in length, is being repaired and upgraded by students in Coláiste Pobail Acla, with the aim of relaunching it.

Students Kaitlyn Grandy and Stephanie Evans from Canada will visit Galway Atlantaquaria on August 26th for a meet and greet.

Speaking on their YouTube channel, the duo have said they are excited to explore Galway Bay and be reunited with their miniboat:

Share story:

Concerns Medtronic's decision to exit its ventilator product line will affect Galway jobs

There are concerns Medtronic’s decision to exit its ventilator product line will affect its Galway workforce. A financial statement issued today sai...

Wind farm developments in East Galway dominate seven-hour meeting of Galway County Council

Wind farm developments in East Galway have dominated the discussion at this week’s 7 hour meeting of the county council. While there’s little ...

Gardai investigating string of burglaries in East Galway in one day

Gardaí are investigating a string of burglaries in East Galway over the course of a day. Incidents were reported in Portumna, Killimor and Loughrea on Tu...

Galway Graduate awarded prestigious Janssen Bursary medal for Health Economics

A graduate of the University of Galway has been awarded the Janssen Bursary Medal for 2023. Orla Jenkins from Westport recieved the award in recognition o...