The result of the recent vote to rename the boat is as follows. We'd just like to thank every one that suggested names for the short list and to everyone that took the time to vote. Much appreciated.
4 % Eva (as was the name of a boat owned by Arthur Kavanagh of Borris)
6 % Deirfiúr (Sister)
9% An Bhearú (The Barrow)
10% Lady Barrow
10% Gráinne Mhaol (after the famous Irish pirate queen)
29.5% Barrow Boy (In recognition of the men that once worked the barges. They were known as barrow boys)
31.5 % Cara (Keep the name as it is)
This came as a little surprise to us but the result was to keep the name as Cara. However, we had got one or two messages and emails from people explaining that they believed it was bad luck to change the name of a boat. This might explain the result. Either way, the name is here to stay. Cara.
Many thanks again everyone. We will pick someone at random from everyone that liked or commented on our Facebook page for a free trip over the summer.
About Oscar & Cliff
This is the blog of Oscar the boat dog and his human, Cliff Reid. Oscar and Cliff own and operate BoatTrips.ie and this is a diary of setting the company up and the adventures they are having messing about on boats, river and anything else.