SHEEPHAVEN divers have shared their memories through social media over the last few weeks and these have included photographs from the first years of the club’s establishment 40 years ago.
Noel Brennan has kindly provided a photo from 1979, when some club members were awarded with Club Diver Certificates, while other received their Leading Diver qualifications – all presented by their original instructor Neil Bracken.
The particular tests in question took place in Killary Harbour, while the awards were presented in the long since gone Pier Lounge in PortnaBlagh.
Included in the photo from left to right in the front row are John Mc Nulty, John Brennan, George Steward and Adrian Gallagher, while in the back row was Neil Bracken, John Mc Cabe and Noel Brennan.
John McCabe subsequently went on to be elected as a Vice President of the Irish Underwater Council.