Killaloe Sub Aqua Club 1960– 62 Years 1- 2
A.G.M. August 1960 Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe
Hon. Medical Officer
Derry Devane, (Dr.)
Devane Dermod (Dr)
Di Lucia Manuel
Le Froy John
Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe. Fridays @ 7.30
Meeting / Social Venue
£2 Guineas ( 2.65)
Net proceeds from Club s first Jumble Sale, organized by Joan Brislane, was held in the
Village Hall, Killaloe were £68 ( 86).
March 1961 Gerry Doyle, Hon Sec. was instructed to seek affiliation to the Irish Sub
Aqua Club, which had been formed in Dublin some four years earlier. The Club now became known as the Killaloe Branch of the Irish Sub Aqua Club.
10 – 6 – 61 Club s first order for gear, from Messers J.J.Fenn, Stoke on Trent was for 2
Heinke Demand Valves, c/w Pressure Gauges: 1 only 1100 litre ex War Dept. Cylinder c/w Harness: 2 Weight Belts 12 Weights and 1 British Sub Aqua Diving Manual. The lot cost £63.12.0. ( 81)
Trevor Morrow arranged £50,000 ( 63,500) Insurance cover with the Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corp. for an annual premium of £1.15.0 ( 2)
09 –7– 61 Club s first OFFICIAL outing to Kilkee. 12 members dived off Doctor s Rock.
August W/E 1961 Kilkee: Joint diving w/e with Curragh and Irish Sub Aqua Clubs,
based in The Cottage on the Carrigaholt Rd.
10 – 9 – 61: Members turned out to assist with fatal Airplane crash at Shannon Airport,
when a Douglas DC6 President Airlines plane with 83 passengers on board crashed into the mud flats of the river at Shannon. There were no survivors. Passengers were employees of a German Steel firm on a trip to America. It appears that the pilot, though instructed by the Control tower to turn right at take off, in fact turned right and crashed.
21–10- 61: First Club Annual Dinner Dance held in the Lakeside Hotel, Killaloe. Visitors
from Belfast, Cork, Curragh and Dublin. Tickets: Sixteen shillings and sixpence ( 1)! Proceedings got underway in the Ski Club pavilion with a showing of some films, including Mick Moriarty s expose of diving in Kilkee, featuring Manuel Di Lucia amongst others. The excellent meal in the Hotel was followed by some very witty speeches, songs, mimes and general entertainment, featuring amongst others, Colin McMurtry from Belfast, Tom Shakespeare, Dublin and Jimmy Flynn from the Curragh. Visitors were accommodated for the night in their own home in Killaloe by Joan and Douglas Brislane and in two caravans and a boat!