Relief As Missing Fishermen Rescued

The three fishermen missing since yesterday have been located and returned to their families following fears for their safety over the weekend.

The men's families grew increasingly concerned when the trawler, Banrion na dTonn (Queen of the Waves), failed to return to Connemara harbour on Saturday, after leaving Killybegs in County Donegal on Wednesday with its new owner and two Irish crewmen on board. Contact had been lost since Wednesday sparking a huge search operation amid rough conditions.

The coastguard reported the first sighting for three days of the vessel around 50 miles off the coast of Cleggan, Co Galway.

The members of the crew, Skipper Ted Doherty (40) from Kildare, and friends Aidan Murphy, a father of two from Mervue in Galway, and Padraic Ganley, who are both in their 30s, returned safely to the relief of their families and friends.

It is thought the vessel had experienced engine trouble and drifted over 100 miles out to sea.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

02 December 2019
One Arrested As Man Dies In Co Galway
An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in his 60s following an incident at a house in Connemara, Co Galway. Shortly after 9am on Sunday 01 December, Gardaí were called to a house in Ballinahown, Connemara where Ambulance Service personnel were treating a man in 60s following an alleged assault.
20 January 2020
Charity Hits Out As More Families Enter Homelessness
A Dublin based homelessness charity is urging political parties to unite to address the housing crisis. Focus Ireland made the call as it was revealed that at least three families enter homelessness everyday in Ireland.
30 January 2015
More Than 1,000 Children Made Homeless In 2014 - Focus Ireland
Almost 500 families became homeless in Dublin in 2014, new figures from Focus Ireland have revealed. The charity, which supports homeless families, said that more than 1,000 children lost their homes last year when their families became homeless.
09 December 2010
Water Supply Returned To Galway
Water supplies in Galway city have been made operational after freezing conditions caused a stoppage to the supply. Galway City Council said reservoir levels recovered to minimum operational levels yesterday and continued to increase overnight.
17 November 2011
RSA Looks To 'Remembrance Day'
The Road Safety Authority (RSA) are urging the Irish public to commemorate 'Remembrance Day', remembering the lives lost on Ireland's roads.