It has been a long wait for Fermoy’s wheelchair access boat to grace the waters of the river Blackwater, but now it’s back looking like new, complete with more comfortable seating.

The Wheelyboat team will be in the tourist office in Fermoy to promote the vessel, along with local and national angling bodies.

Captain of the boat Chris O’Donovan, thanked all those who helped get the boat back on the river.

“We would like to thank the local community for supporting us in our March flag day, and the people who attended our table quiz. Also the dart teams that fund raised for us in Mitchelstown.”

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