A FERRY company in Doolin which has put on a special free ferry to Inis Oirr to thank frontline Irish Health Care workers has decided to extend the offering – after places filled up for the initial ferry in just eight hours.
Garrihy’s Doolin2Aran Ferries announced yesterday that on Saturday, September 25, a special daytrip sailing to Inis Oirr from Doolin will take place specifically for Irish frontline Healthcare workers.
A spokesperson for Doolin2Aran Ferries told The Clare Echo today, “There was a phenomenal response from frontline healthcare workers to our ‘Míle Buíochas’ Thank you Boat Trip, and spaces were booked out 8 hours after we announced it. We were inundated with phones and emails and so many people were disappointed that the Garrihy team decided to extend the offer.
“There will an additional 10 spaces per day on our Inis Oirr day trips solely for Frontline Healthcare Workers. From Monday, September 20th to Thursday September 30th, using the promo code ‘Healthcare’ at checkout, each healthcare worker can book up to 2 passengers free of charge, up to a maximum of 10 passengers per day.”
Eugene Garrihy explained that the trips have been put on to “recognise dedicated frontline Healthcare workers, who have worked tirelessly and professionally in the darkest periods through this terrible pandemic.
“This is just a small tribute that we can make to say thank you, ’Míle Buíochas’ and let them know we will be forever grateful”.
The busy sailing season at Doolin pier is starting to wind down but there is always a chance of fine weather in September.
“It has been a horrendous time for everyone, but none more so than for the nurses, doctors, chemists, nurses aids, hospital workers, nursing home staff, home help teams – everyone who faced into this nightmare, day in, day out,” says Eugene. “An afternoon spent here walking, cycling, swimming, visiting the shipwreck, the lighthouse and the pubs and cafes will go a long way to recharge these guys after all that they have been through. “
For more information, visit www.doolin2aranferries.com or the @Doolin2Aran Facebook and Instagram pages.