Sunday June 15 – Fundraiser
This year features the 35th Cruinniu na mBad, Galway Hooker and Wooden Boat Festival in Kinvara.
This year, the dates are 8, 9, and 10 of August.
Next Sunday the 15 of June, the organisers are running a Fundraiser for the Festival between 1400 and 1900 hours on the Quay. Live bands featuring The Rascals, Sean Slattery, Anu, and an open mike for local talent. Boat trips around Kinvara Bay by Ribs, Currachs and Hookers will make a great present for Fathers day! The Kinvara Sailing Club will be running races during the day. 2014 Cruinniu na mBad poster featuring a work by local artist Mark Dwyer will be launched during the event. It promises to be a great Family day out, to support Irelands longest running Maritime Festival.
Time: 2-6pm, Adult Tickets: €10.00
Friday, August 16 (15.30)
With the weather forecast not so favourable for tomorrow Saturday, some of the Hookers / Turfboats decided to make the most of today’s favourable winds and make their way to Kinvara loaded with turf. Fortunately for us, Tomas Quinn was their to capture some of the boats arriving into Parkmore. It is quite remarkable, that after sailing all the way from Connemara, that not even a boat length separated some of the boats when arriving into Parkmore.
Thursday, August 15 (14.40)
Just to acknowledge the loyalty and committment of the Baileys,O Briens, Mc Donaghs and allthe boats to Cruinniu
Darragh Bailey, Capall, has organised Turf to be delivered today to Sruthan .and all logistics for loading this pm and they are taking Friday off work and sail at 7am to make sure they are on schedule for Saturday.
Thursday, August 15 (11.15am)
Morning Star arriving into Kinvara today, Off Spiddal 1 hr ago. Anyone to take a rope and Greet Johnny Healion
Thursday August 15 (11.00am)
With weather forecast somewhat uncertain for Saturday, just to let you know that the 3 Turfboats are leaving Sruthan Carraroe on FRIDAY morning to arive in Parkmore at Noon or earlier and they will tie up for the night to go up to Kinvara Sat as usual.
CRUINNIÚ NA MBÁD – EVENTS
Kinvara’s Cruinniú na mBád includes a series of races for the four types of Galway Hookers (the Bád Mór, the Leath Bhád , the Gleoiteog; and the Púcán.
During the festival the pubs in Kinvara host the best in traditional Irish Music. Sean Nós (Old Time) singing competitions will also be held in venues around the town. Visitors can stoll around the town, visit art and craft stalls, enjoy street entertainers and absorb the festival atmosphere all round.
There are activities for all ages and abilities, including an art exhibition, puppet show, a fancy dress competition for children, face painting, sean nós dancing and raffles.