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Sad news from the Ruta do Costa - the death of Danny Sheehy

Discussion in 'In Memoriam' started by Paul McG, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Paul McG

    Paul McG New Member

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    Irish pilgrims may be aware of Camino an tSáile [The Saltwater Way], a film about four Irishmen who recreated the ancient route to Santiago from Ireland by boat. I was very sad to learn that furthering their journey around the Galician coast, the boat capsized and one of the crew, Danny Sheehy, passed away later in hospital. The other three were also taken to hospital.

    Camino an tSáile was inspiring in so many ways, and this loss is truly awful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the other crew members.

    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0610/881677-spain/
     
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    I am so sorry to read this tragic news.

    My condolences to all who knew him.
     
  3. Terrible news - they're known outside Ireland also. Thank you for posting to let others know. They were just in Santiago having lunch with some forum members. Love to his family and best hopes for the other three - I hope they are as well as they can be soon and that there is some way of commemorating their inspiring efforts. There is a pilgrimage museum in Santiago that comes to mind.
     
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    Just got the news a little while ago, very sad.
    May he rest in peace. Our condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    SYates Camino Fossil AD 1999 Donating Member

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    I met them at the Sunday lunch, they were all so full of songs, life and dreams and so much looking forward to the next part of their voyage. Sad news and my heart goes out to his family and his three friends that were with him. His last Camino has now started, SY
     
  6. Paul McG

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    In the Irish language media he is reported to have 'imithe ar shlí na fírinne' - gone the way of truth. It's an Irish way of saying that you have died. A last Camino indeed :(
     
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    It's so sad to hear this , my thoughts are with his family and his three
    friends .
    Will burn a candle in church tomorrow .
     
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    May he rest in peace, my condolances to his family and friends.
     
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    My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.
     
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    Just in from a magnificent day's walking here at home and full of the joys of life until I heard this news. Watched Camino an tSáile and was so proud to see how that group of men brought what was the best in our culture with them across the sea. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam usail. Slàn Danny.
     
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    Go Raibh a anam uasal i measc na naomh.Beannacht De.
     
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    Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam dilis
     
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    God bless their families.
     
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    Very sad news. Condolences and prayers for his family and friends.
     
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    God rest him , his beautiful documentary is testament to his spirit.
     
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    Such sad News. We were only watching their videos yesterday and loving their music.
    May you rest in peace Danny.
    Condolences and prayers for his family, friends and crew mates.
     
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    That's terribly sad news. May he rest in peace.
     
  20. Mike Savage

    Mike Savage So many friends to meet . . . so little time Donating Member

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    I'm sorry for him an his mates and will keep them all in my prayers. What an inspiration they are.

    I hope it rains at his funeral.
     
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    Won't be returning in 2018 going on a dive trip instead.
    I can't believe this happened. It was just 2 weeks ago that we sent them off. We are so saddened by tragedy. I keep relieving that wonderful lunch and the following day when we helped them get their boat trailered.
     
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    Won't be returning in 2018 going on a dive trip instead.
    I will post some video on my blog from that lunch we had with them. They sang up a storm for us.

    http://www.musingsfromthelastfrontier.com/most-memorable-days-of-our-pilgrimage/
     
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    Ar dheis de go raibh a anam naofa.
    Danny Sheehy or Domhnal Mac a tSithigh died after the currach or naomhog 4 irishmen overturned on River Minho on spain portugal border. 3 survived but Domhnal died. They had rowed 2500 km from ireland to Santiago. Ta ar gcroi briste
     
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    This is sad news, I enjoyed watching the Camino an tSáile documentary on TG4.
     
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    So sad News.
    My condolences to all his family ,crew and friends.
     
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    Sad news indeed to my fellow Irishmen and families my condolences kr jim
     
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    I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. I was so inspired by their story. May Danny's friends and family, including his Camino family, find comfort in knowing he could not have lived any closer to his heart and spirit, than he did by making this amazing journey. Peace & blessings for his loved ones.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers are with Danny's family and his fellow crew members......I had only just watched the video during the past week. Such very sad news. God Speed Danny as you sail on into the sunset.
     
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    Sad news whenever a pilgrim dies en route. Peace to Danny Sheehy and solace to his friends and family.
     
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    So sorry to hear about Danny, I watched the 3 programs on TV and they were brilliant.
    Condolences to his family and friends. He seemed to be into all the important things in life.
    If he could have chosen a way to go, maybe this would have been it.
    Although its no consolation
    to his family and friends.
     
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    R.I.P. Danny .You are an inspiration and make me so proud to be Irish .
     
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    I loved watching the programme, such a happy bunch of guys. Indeed, the Final Camino. At Zabaldika, just opened Forum posts and read this. Mystery. Mystery. Hope he meets Dom Yann Derrien...
     
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    Thats so sad, R.I.P.
     
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    Very sad to hear.
     
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    I have been met with death of close friends too often recently. Just back from yet another Celebration Service just this afternoon. Through it all, I have come to appreciate these wonderful people who contributed directly to my life and those of many, many others.

    Some may disagree but it does no one any good to feel sorry for the loss. It is something, very final, that has happened and there is no recourse but to express our sadness, briefly, and help the Family of our Departed by demonstrating the Joy we have received from knowing them.

    In today's Service, my friend's middle Son got up last and as part of his eulogie, he told us a story of what happens when an Artist has passed. They all get to their feet and applaud, a standing ovation.

    This dedication brought home the point I offer here.

    For those who are willing, delve into Danny Sheehy's poetic works. For his best, you may have to tanslate from his native Gaelic. But once you know the man, and what he stood for, stand up, wherever you are in the World, and give him a round of applause, and so will I.

    Well Done.

    Buen Camino
     
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    we saw the film and were like yourself found it excellent in many ways.
    May he rest in peace and hopefully his comrades will all make full recoveries but when you lose a friend in this way it is a long sad camino back to normality.
     
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    Thank you, Epona. I have just watched your clip, and once more remember with appreciation the sense of joy and focus of the men; especially when one had to stay back, and another took his place. I note that Danny was five years younger than me. He will be resting in peace now, and another will pull the oars he pulled...
     

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