Row the Erne were joined by over 40 people early on our Winter Solstice, Sunday 21st December, to celebrate the last day of the year and to welcome in the new.
The predicted bad weather kindly waited on us so that we could row the Menapian down to Devenish. Winds picked up on the return journey, but a strong crew took our curach home safely.
The audience welcomed the Menapian into Devenish at 08:30. Everyone gathered at the Abbey on top of the hill for mulled wine and mince pies. Together One Voice, a local choir that sings songs from round the world entertained the group before inviting them to sing along.
There was plenty of time for folk to absorb the atmosphere of Devenish on this, the last day of the year, before gathering all their belongings and heading back to the boats.
A special thanks to Donald and Ann Mc Carthy, Jules Caithness and Henry Mc Quillan for ferrying people and equipment to and from Devenish. Special thanks also to the council who provided us with gazebos to shelter folk had it been wet.
Wishing you all a special New Year.