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This Island Nation – Going for a Pint in a Bathtub

There is a lot of tide in the Shannon Estuary, which can make it a dangerous place in certain conditions, so it is hard to imagine that anyone would try to use what seemed liked nothing bigger than a bathtub to set out on the river to go for a few pints. Not surprisingly those involved got into trouble and Kilrush Lifeboat was called to their rescue.

This story is told on the current edition of  Tom MacSweeney’s THIS ISLAND NATION radio programme by Pauline Dunleavy of the West Clare lifeboat station. You can also hear why a 22-year-old Englishman is walking the coast of Ireland, how 28,000 rivers have gone missing in China, about the new diamond on Dublin Bay and a rare, endangered sea turtle.

With the latest angling news from Myles Kelly of Fisheries Ireland and other stories there is, as always, a lot worth listening to on THIS ISLAND NATION.

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