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Aug11
Sat, 12:00

Cruinniú na mBád Festival

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Date and Time

From: Sat 11 August 2018 - 12:00

To: Sun 12 August 2018 - 20:00

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Location

Kinvara,
Kinvara, County Galway, Ireland
Kinvarra

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Cost

Free

Description

One of Ireland's longest running traditional sailing festivals.

 

Cruinniu NA mBAD (The Gathering of the Boats) - a modern-day festival which recreates an age-old tradition of ferrying turf (peat) in the Connemara area of Co. Galway in the west of Ireland. Per stories by Galway storyteller, Tom Halloran from Clarinbridge as told to Charlie Piggott in the latter's story in July-Aug 1988 issue of "Ireland of the Welcomes" - in days gone by the harbours and inlets of Galway Bay were alive with traditional sailing boats going about their daily business of plying fuel and net fishing for herring. 

 

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Key event information

 

  • Family friendly