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Sad News From The Ruta Do Costa - The Death Of Danny Sheehy

Discussion in 'The Camino Portugues' started by Paul McGranaghan, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Paul McGranaghan

    Paul McGranaghan Member

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    Irish pilgrims may be aware of Camino an tSáile [The Saltwater Way], a film about four Irishmen who recreated the ancient route to Santiago from Ireland by boat. I was very sad to learn that furthering their journey around the Galician coast, the boat capsized and one of the crew, Danny Sheehy, passed away later in hospital. The other three were also taken to hospital.

    Camino an tSáile was inspiring in so many ways, and this loss is truly awful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the other crew members.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0610/881677-spain/
     
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    Paul, that is so sad and tragic indeed. The TG4 documentary was absolutely amazing. Incredible, inspiring men. I lift up Danny's family in prayer and the crew members as well. :(
     
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    Very Sad News



    RIP Danny Sheehy
     
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    Paul, thank you for posting. This was horrible news - they were on their way down to Morocco after Santiago, right? I hope the others are safe and resting, and that his family is being well-cared-for.
     
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    It is indeed terrible news. According to this report he and the crew were bound for Porto as part of a program called 'Iomramh an Chamino' [Rowing the Camino]: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/irel...-dies-after-boat-capsizes-off-spain-1.3115509
     
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    Thank you for the information. The presence of our collective heartfelt care will be felt especially and appreciated deeply by this family I am sure. We reflect in our own ways the draw to this pilgrimage and the meaning for it in our lives as well as theirs. Do you have a contact site where we could send messages directly?
     
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    Such sad news. My condolences to his family and speedy recovery prayers to the other crew members.
     
  8. Paul McGranaghan

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    I'm afraid I don't know if there is a site where messages can be sent directly. I'm sure that his friends and family are aware of the prayers and thoughts of the pilgrim community, as well as those of the wider world.
     
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    My prayers and thoughts are with them all.
     
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