Hi, my name is Karen Weekes and I aim to be the first Irish female to row solo, 3,000 miles across the Atlantic, starting in December 2021. Join us on our #SHECANDO2021 journey…its going to be a good one!


Eight local artists have donated paintings to help support the shecando2021 challenge
This is your chance to own an original artwork
All you need is a ticket for €10
First ticket out has first choice, and so on

The paintings will go on display in Tully’s bar sideroom, during opening hours
 Click any picture below to enlarge
Tickets on sale online, anytime!

Pat O’Connor

Orignally from Co. Cork, has spent the last 40 years painting and sculpting. His pieces are mostly nautical drawn from his experience of working as a fisherman for most of his early life

Was born in Co. Sligo, grew up in Ballina Co. Mayo and now lives in Kinvara Co. Galway. Her work is an exploration of contemporary landscape, figurative and narrative painting

Deirdre Burton

Originally from Co limerick and is now based in Ballindereen. She loves using the palette knife and textures are a strong feature of her work.

Helen Lowe is a professional pet portrait artist. Her private commissions of horses, dogs, cattle are available for viewing on www.quinartshop.com

is from Kinvara Co. Galway. Her art is heavily influenced by the sea and the west of Ireland.

studied Painting and Photography in Belgium, where he was born. In 1969, he came to Ireland for two months to explore the country and take photographs. Impressed by the light and stillness of its rural life, he returned a few years later and stayed. He has been based here ever since.

Mark Dwyer

Originally from Dublin and is now based in Kinvara. His artwork is a familiar sight on posters for the Cuckoo Fleadh and Cruinniú na mBád.

J.P. McMahon

A chef, restauranteur and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Aniar, Cava Bodega, and Tartare café + Wine bar. He is also a very talented artist!

The #SHECANDO2021 aims and ethos:

#SHECANDO campaign aims to provide a platform for encouraging women, and girls, to push themselves outside their current comfort zone and to believe in their abilities to succeed both in their work and everyday lives. In addition, the #SHECANDO2021 ethos aims to bring more females into the realm of adventure sports. SHECANDO2021 represents that anything is possible when you have self-belief, determination, strategic planning and the setting of progressive goals. 

#SHECANDO also aims to illuminate two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically ‘gender equality’ and ‘life below water’, which focuses on the conservation of oceans and marine life.

The #SHECANDO2021 team are working hard to ensure these underpinning philosophies remain prevalent throughout the entire campaign

Check out my campaign videos below:

How you can help

Spread the word about #SHECANDO2021 and all it believes in. You can also donate to the Gofundme page , the money raised here currently goes directly into the #SHECANDO2021 campaign. Once the journey and its costs are covered, any excess funds will be donated to the Laura Lynn charity.



If your business agrees with the philosophy behind the #shecando2021 campaign, and you want to be part of the adventure, please get in touch at shecando2021@gmail.com