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Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands in County Galway, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

A Fighting Chance

 
 
A Fighting Chance Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
1. A Fighting Chance Marker
Inscription.
John Ridgeway [sic] & Chay Bylth
rowed the Atlantic in English Rose III
from Orleans to Kilronan, Aran,
Ireland 4th June 1966 - 3rd Sept. 1966
Na laga dia iad

 
Erected 2006 by Urraithe ag an gComharohumann.
 
Location. 53° 7.192′ N, 9° 40.01′ W. Marker is in Kilronan, Inishmore, Aran Islands, Connacht, in County Galway. Touch for map. Marker is along the beachfront, about 100 yards NW of the harbor pier.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to Port Corrúch Seal Colony (approx. 3.7 kilometers away); Dún Aonghus (approx. 7.2 kilometers away).
 
Regarding A Fighting Chance. John Ridgway's name is misspelled on the marker.
 
Also see . . .  John Ridgway & Charles Blyth. (Submitted on September 29, 2009.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyNotable Events
 
A Fighting Chance Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 8, 2009
2. A Fighting Chance Marker
Looking south toward the pier.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,397 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 29, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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