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Ireland’s only fishing charity LAST ( Lost At Sea Tragedies) have announced a major fundraising event to coincide with the Irish Skipper Show being held in Limerick on 13th & 14th March 2020

“The Fishermen’s Fling” is a Charity Gala Evening in the Castletroy Park Hotel on 13th March, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to support the families of Irish fishermen.

Attendees will begin the evening with a Drinks Reception, sponsored by The Skipper, followed by a four-course Celebration of Irish Seafood Dinner, sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), with complimentary wine and a Live band & DJ providing Music & Dancing till the early hours.

Several of Irelands top seafood suppliers have already committed to donating the best of fish and shellfish from our waters to “The Fishermen’s Fling” making it a culinary experience not to miss.

Tickets are for the event are €80pp and are available at www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-fishermens-fling-tickets-78888851679

LAST’s Aims

Tragedy and inconsolable death are an all too regular occurrence for our seafaring communities.
Whilst the fishermen who brave our Atlantic seas bear the risks with equanimity it is often the bereaved neighbours, friends and, of course, the families who are left to mourn the price that the sea demands from its harvesters. LAST has arisen from such  tragedies and its aims are:

  • To provide support for bereaved communities and fundraise on an ongoing basis to ensure that sufficient funds are available at the instance of a tragedy, i.e. to be able to provide assistance such as media relations, liaison services, counselling, support to search and rescue staff, etc.
  • To promote & campaign for the preservation of our fishing heritage
  • To provide a structured ready-made vehicle to allow bereaved communities to support their neighbours at their time of need, firstly at the time of the event itself and thereafter in organising fundraising
  • To actively promote safety at sea for our fishing men and women