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Tailteann Medal for motor boating on Lough ree

"The Tailteann Games were named after Queen Tailte, wife of King Eochaidh Mac Erc, the last Firbolg monarch in Eireann. The games took place over thousands of years until 1170 because the Gael's ownership of his country was in dispute. This dispute continued until 1921. In 1924 the games were revived. In 1928, Vincent S. Delany competed in his 52'-0" river boat in an event jointly organised by the Motor Yacht Club of Ireland and Lough Ree Yacht Club (established 1770) and finished in second place in the large motor boat category. The medal is a direct link between me and my namesake 89 years ago."

Submitted by: vincent Delany