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Successful diving event held in Nenagh

Friday, 15th March, 2019 4:31pm
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Successful diving event held in Nenagh

PHOTOGRAPH: ODHRAN DUCIE

Successful diving event held in Nenagh

PHOTOGRAPH: ODHRAN DUCIE

Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club would like to thank everyone who came to Dive Ireland International Expo 2019 and supported the event in any way.


The local club held the show - Ireland's annual diving trade show – at the Great National Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh on March 2nd and 3rd. There was a fantastic attendance over the two days and the feedback from all present was very positive. Indeed, most of the visitors – who came from the UK, Canary Islands, Egypt, France, Malta and Finland, as well as from all over Ireland – spoke very highly of Nenagh and the hospitality they received in and around town that weekend.


There were also many comments about the exceptional standard of service demonstrated by the management and staff of the Abbey Court, and Lough Derg SAC would like to add a special word of praise to everyone at the hotel for helping to make the event such a success.


A big thank-you to everyone who sponsored this local event and provided raffle prizes, including Carey Glass International, Great National Hotels, Abbey Machiney, Barack Obama Plaza, Una Powell's/Bistro 41, The Peppermill, The Hibernian Inn, The Thatched Cottage, Mackey Plant, Steeples, Spillane Precast Concrete, Breo Jewellers, Arrabawn, Centra, Eason, Permanent TSB, Jack Bayly (G7 Farm Navigator), Premier Cabs and Landtech Soils. A special mention to Digren Energy Ltd for sponsoring the conference room that staged Jim Warny's enthralling talk on Saturday and the Search & Recovery medal presentations on Sunday.


A further word of thanks must go to local wood sculptor (and diver!) Paradzai Havatitye, whose stunning creation of a dolphin from bog oak took centre stage among the raffle prizes. We would also like to acknowledge David Attenborough Productions for providing the prize of a signed Attenborough T-shirt, and Aiken Promotions for supplying two tickets to the upcoming Blue Planet II show at the Three Arena. Thanks too to Suunto, South West Technical Diving and OceanAddicts for joining in the raffle prizes, and of course to speaker room sponsors Roots Red Sea for the dive holiday prize draw.


Thanks also to Guardian Print Ltd for providing the raffle tickets, banners, posters, wristbands and hand-stamps for the event.


Photos and video clips from the event can be seen on the Dive Ireland Facebook page. Find out more about Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club and how you can learn how to scuba dive locally on our Facebook page.

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