A FREE day trip to Inis Oirr, offered by a Clare ferry company as a thank you to frontline Irish Health Care workers for their work during the pandemic, was booked out in hours.
Now, for those that missed out, Garrihy’s Doolin2Aran Ferries is setting aside 10 spaces per day for 10 days from Monday, September 20 so more frontline healthcare workers get the chance to enjoy the Aran trip.
“Our team wanted to recognise dedicated frontline Healthcare workers, who have worked tirelessly and professionally in the darkest periods through this terrible pandemic,” said Eugene Garrihy.
“There was a phenomenal response from frontline healthcare workers to our “Míle Buíochas” Thank you Boat Trip, and spaces were booked out eight hours after we announced it,” he said.
“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 20 to Thursday, September 30.”
Using the promo code HEALTHCARE at checkout, each healthcare worker can book up to two passengers free of charge, up to a maximum of 10 passengers per day.
Book 1/2 passengers (max 10 spaces per day), apply promo code HEALTHCARE and bring Healthcare ID on day of trip
“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,” said Eugene.
The busy sailing season at Doolin pier is starting to wind down but there is always a chance of fine weather in September.
The original trip to Inis Oirr on Saturday, September 25, was open to anyone working in the frontline healthcare sector.
“We tried to think of something we could do, and how we could do it fairly,” says Eugene.
“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.”
“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
For more information, visit www.doolin2aranferries.com or the @Doolin2Aran Facebook and Instagram pages.