St Patricks Day Snorkel

Feb 21 2012 Posted by Office Administraton

That time of year again. all those hours of arduous training  and snorkeling around the bay are now finally going to stand to benefit. The Paddys Day Snorkel in aid of the RNLI will kick off at 9:00 am on the 17th of March from Coliemore Harbour.

The RNLI lifeboats are a voluntary organisation that depend on the generosity of the public, in 2011 they received almost 1,000 calls for help, of which there were 905 people rescued over the course of the year in Ireland and over a third of the callouts were carried out in darkness.



In acknowledgement of the hard work of the volunteer lifeboat crews do,  Marlin SAC have organised a raffle with some great prizes. Raffle tickets are available through Marlin SAC and also at the Dive Ireland Show on the 3rd and 4th of March. Tickets cost €5 but we have some great prizes to entice you all:

  • 1st Prize 42″ Samsung HD LCD TV
  • Dive Computer from Aquaholics 
  • Monty Hall Great Escape Trillogy DVD
  • Ocean Addicts €50 Voucher
  • Two €50 vouchers for Lambay Diving
  • Robinhood Watersports £150  off any Robinhood made to measure drysuit plus a Robinhood document folder and mesh kit bag.
  • Viking Marine -Beaver back Up dive torch
  • Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, Co Mayo – Voucher for 2 nights B&B for Two People
  • Irish Whale & Dolphin Group – €50 Certificate which includes trip on Charlie Haughys Yacht the Celtic ist

On Paddys Day the registration will take place from 9am at Coliemore Harbour, Dalkey and the first snorkelers will be in the water by 9:30. There will be tea, coffee, soup, sambos & Mars bars for those who successfully swim around the island or a quick boat ride, O2 & optional defibrillator for the more adventurous among us..Prize givings will take place in the Dun Laoighaire Motor Yacht Club once the snorkel is finished where the Anne Burrows trophy plus many great raffle prizes will be awarded.

For those of you that can’t make the event but would like to donate money to the RNLI,  we have created a donation page on MyCharity website:

Those that are planning on attending, please see attached documents (Poster, Sponsorship Form, Registration Form):

If you have any queries please contact or visit

Thank you very much,

Marlin SAC