Friday 8th August: High tide 16.03 hrs. (4.7m)
12.00 – 14.00 hrs. Farmers Market at the Square.
16.00 hrs. Sruthán pier, Carraroe – Loading of Turf Boats.
20.00 hrs. – late Kinvara – Music & Craic in the pubs.

Saturday 9th August: High Tide 16.54 hrs. (5.1m)
09.00 hrs Turfboats depart Sruthan Pier, Carraroe (tide dependant).
14.00 hrs. Skippers meeting Gleoiteoga Móra agus Beaga.
14.00 hrs. Galway Docks- Mike Lynskey Memorial Cup. Race from the Claddagh to Parkmore.
15.00 hrs. Turf Boats to arrive Parkmore Pier for Crew BBQ.
15.00 hrs Jazz on the festival stage. Kinvara – Paul O’Driscoll and Band.
16.00 hrs. Gleoiteog Mór race.
16.15 hrs. Gleoiteog Beag race.
17.30 hrs. Climin (Seaweed Rafts) Display in the Harbour.
16.30 hrs. Hookers and Leath Bháds depart Parkmore in convoy for Kinvara.
16.45 hrs. Arrival of Turf Boats at Kinvara Pier.
17.30 hrs. Official opening of the festival by Maire Whelan SC, Attorney General. Presentation of Mike Lynskey Memorial Cup.
18.00 hrs. Old time Music on Festival Stage with The Old Town Rounders.
20.00 hrs. “An tAmhrán Beo” Traditional Singing Concert. Bilingual concert at Johnstons Hall. Performing Musicians & Sean Nós dancing. Doors 8pm, Concert starts 8.30 pm sharp.
20.00 hrs. Music & Craic in the pubs.

Sunday 10th August: High Tide 17.41 hrs. (5.5m)
12.00 hrs. Mass and blessing of the boats on the pier. Mass in memory of all deceased Badoiri.
14.00 hrs. Skippers Meeting Hookers and Leath Bháds on Pier.
14.30 hrs. An Anú on the festival stage.
15.00 hrs. Childrens Fancy Dress at the Pier.
15.30 hrs. Bád Mór Race, for the Colm Mulkerrins Memorial trophy.
15.45 hrs. Leath Bhad Race.
16.00 hrs. Climin (Seaweed Race) Race for The Murphystore Cup. Sponsored by Keoghs Bar & Restaurant and Tullys Bar’s.
The Rascals on the festival stage.
18.00 hrs. Presentation of Prizes on the Pier.
Jim McKee and Band on the festival stage.
20.30 hrs. Music & Craic in the pubs.

All times are approximate & subject to change……………


Events running throughout the weekend

  • Children’s village at the green
  • Shore walk with Sabine Springer along Aughnish peninsula, exploring the natural habitat of the area
  • KAVA (Kinvara area visual artists) Art in the Courthouse
  • Film on Galway Hookers by Caoimhe Hernon, venue to be confirmed
  • Raffle in aid of Cruinniú Na MBád festival (to help pay for running the event)
  • Guest appearances by Kinvara sailing Club. All the young sailors ..
  • Boat trips out to see the seals from the pier and follow the races
  • Food at the pier

Times and venues will be posted on notice board at Cruinniu Shop
Cruinniú Na Mbád shop open all weekend selling Festival Posters, Raffle
Tickets, T-shirts etc in aid of the Cruinniú.
A big thank you to all the boat owners their families and friends, our
volunteer helpers over the weekend, Goya, the Kinvara tidy towns
committee and all our other supporters from Kinvara and the West.
Cuireann an Cruinniú fáilte roimh bádoirí Chonamara agus a muintir
agus fáilte roimh bádoirí agus cuairteoirí ó áiteacha eile in Éireann
agus i gcéin.
We hope you enjoy this Cruinniú na mBád. – Tá súil againn go mbainfear
sult agus spraoi as Cruinniú 2014.
Our Sponsors 2014 are shown on the sponsors board at the pier and
we would like to thank them for their support without which the
festival would not be possible.