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national federation of Voluntary Service Providers Autumn Newsletter 2019

Autumn/Winter Newsletter from the National Federation can be found here. Features an article published by Ability West about our Falls Prevention guide on page 15!


Join us on 15th June and be part of this official Guinness World Record attempt at the longest ‘Rock the Boat’. Registration commences at 11:15am.

What to expect?

1,702 people is the current world record and we hope to shatter this record by having over 2,000 people so please expect that traffic into and out of Salthill will be busy*. We would encourage you to walk, cycle, carpool, or use public transport where at all possible.

Suggestion: bring a paper/bag/jacket to sit on and appropriate rain gear in the event of a shower or two.

Local business, O’Reilly’s Bar & Kitchen, will have refreshments/food for sale in the vicinity of the event for any hungry Rock the Boat participants. 

Public Transport Links

By bus from Eyre Square: 401 or 410

Registration for the Event

Registration will take place on the Prom in Salthill from the Blackrock Wall (diving board end) to Ladies Beach on the pavement at several locations, commencing from 11:15am.

You will be required to sign your name to the participant sheet.

The Event: Rock the Boat

MC Ollie Turner and the local band BARDON will entertain the crowds from 11:15am.

At 12 noon you will be requested to sit on the prom and wave your arms up in the air for 5 minutes while DJ CORKY plays the Hues Corporate ‘Rock the Boat’ song.

There will be three independent adjudicators who will validate the number of participants.

Mementos of this Official Guinness World Records Attempt

All participants will receive a commemorative wristband (donations welcome) and an Official Guinness World Records Certificate of Participation

*This is a stewarded event.

Get social with us and take a look at what’s happening!

Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Issues, Visits Ability West, 29th June 2018