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Galwayman brings surfing to Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a country that defies your expectations. Perched on the coast of West Africa, it's a place on the very edge of global consciousness, where the romantic dream of Africa meets the hot, sweaty reality. On Freetown's streets a thousand dramas are played out daily. Along palm-fringed shores, white sand beaches stretch out as if plucked from a dreamer's imagination and in the interior, red, earthen roads pierce dense jungles, revealing their mysteries to the intrepid. Sierra Leone is a place of adventure.

It’s a long way from Sickeen to Sicily

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About 1,600 miles as the crow flies. A young Galwegian found himself there in the stinking heat of July 1943. He would swap the Dyke Road for the Sunken Road, or the Sandy River for the Simeto River. For sure he would rather have been somewhere else, kicking ball in the Plots, up the Dyke Road, or swimming down at the Waterside, maybe even venturing to Cooper’s Cave... turning up in St Brendan’s with no homework done was a walk in the park compared to this.

 

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