Books for Christmas: ON THE WATER’S EDGE

At the Water’s Edge: Two Boats – Around Ireland by Kayak

Timmy Flavin

 

 

Jimmy Flavin
Timmy Flavin. Photo: Afloat.ie

 

 

At the Water’s Edge

is based on a log that Timmy Flavin kept during a 942-mile paddle around the coast of Ireland with Donal Dowd, a kayaker and mountaineer. They left Courtown harbour in Co Wexford on May 11, 1991 and returned just four weeks later, paddling an average of 50 kilometres (31 miles) a day.

Timmy Flavin died of cancer four years ago and his wife Bríd Farrell has published an illustrated book based on his log. It includes tributes from Dowd, other paddlers, and friends. Cathal Cudden and Bernard Forde, well known in the mountaineering community, were involved in the design and publishing of the book.

To Order a copy:

At the Water’s Edge: Two Boats sells at €15 a copy. 

The book is also available in Polymath Bookshop in Tralee (+353667125035) and Woulfe’s Bookshop in Listowel (+35366821021).

If its not stocked in your local bookshop, email Bríd Farrell at: bridofarrell@icloud.com

All profits from At the Water’s Edge will be shared between the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry University Hospital’s and the RNLI Valentia lifeboat station.

 

 

(right to left) James Flavin, Breda O'Farrell,, Donal Dowed and Ben Flavin.
James Flavin, Breda O’Farrell, Donal Dowd and Ben Flavin at the launch of Timmy Flavin’s book ‘At the Water’s Edge’. Photo: Dylan Clifford / Killarney Advertiser

 

Links / Resources

 

Read reviews by

Seán Moriarty in the Killarney Advertiser

and

Lorna Siggins on Afloat.ie

 

 

The Mountaineering Collective 20|12|2019

 

 

 

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