Renmore’s Damian Browne to Row Solo Across Atlantic

Talisker Challenge

Renmore man, Damian Browne is a former professional rugby player (Galwegians, Connacht, Ireland U-21, Northampton Saints, Leinster & Oyonnax). After a sixteen year career battling on the rugby pitches of The Celtic League, English Premiership and French Top 14 Championship, injury forced his hand and he made the tough decision to retire.

During his down time from the intensity of professional sports, Damian indulged his passion for travel and adventure, visiting more than 50 countries on 6 continents and challenging himself in different ways with a 3 week expedition into the high altitude Pamir mountains in Afghanistan. He has also successfully summited Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Mont Blanc in France and Gran Paradiso in Italy!

Damian will soon take part in the 2017 Talisker Challenge as a solo competitor attempting to row 4,800km across the Atlantic Ocean. Three charities will benefit from the phenomenal fundraising Damian has undertaken in recent months. They are

This is Episode 1 of my recent interview with Damian. Episodes 2 & 3 will be broadcast over the next couple of weeks as Damian prepares to embark on what promises to be an adventure of epic proportions. Damian has also promised to keep The Galway Eye updated while he makes his way across the Atlantic. Needless to say, the tension is now well and truly starting to build for the off. D-Day is Tuesday, December 12th.

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About the Author

Conor Hogan
As a native Galwegian, Conor Hogan teaches and consults across the areas of education, well-being and health while also researching human behaviour for his PhD at NUI Galway. After winning regional and national leadership awards, he blogged and co-authored a book on Mental Health for Millennials. He tells us he will endeavour to enrapture the glint of the Galway Eye 🙂 You can find out more about Conor at

1 Comment on "Renmore’s Damian Browne to Row Solo Across Atlantic"

  1. There is always another goal to reach and this one would be a beauty! Good luck to you Damian Browne. May the winds favour you.

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