The details shown below represent the information published to date by the Festival of the Sea Committee.  No responsibility accepted for omissions or errors.  Information may be altered from time to time; we will try to make sure the programme below is kept up to date.

Full listing below.

And download a printable version of the timetable by clicking the link below.

Graphic: Shane Forsythe, kindly provided by CCCC)

All outdoor events: weather permitting

 Friday 3rd August     Midnight walk

                                   Assemble at 11.45pm at Claddaghduff Hall

                                   Donations to RNLI

 Saturday 4th August  Fun Triathlon

                                     1.00 pm. Register Cleggan Community Centre

                                     Info: Kenneth De Lappe  083-826-6148


                                      Richard Murphy - 'Sunshine Fisgerman'

                                      Claddaghduff Hall, 8pm. €15  Booking essential

                                      Contact Sue McAdams:  085-723-2275

                                      With Olwen Fouere, David Heap, Ben Keatinge, Macdara

                                                          O'Fatherta and oileann piper Padraic Keane. Director Jeananne

                                                          Crowley.  REmembering Richard Murphy through live performance

                                                          of his work.  The event will feature the first ever live reading

                                                          of Murphy's 'The Cleggan Disaster'.

                                                          Complementary visual/photographic exhibition

 Sunday 5th August      Crafts Fair

                                      Claddaghduff Hall, 12.00-3.00pm


                                   Family Sports Day
                                   Omey Strand, 2.00pm

                                   Men's married vs singles soccer match
                                   Omey Strand, 3.30pm

                                   Women's married vs singles soccer match
                                   Omey Strand, 4.30pm

                                    Soccer presentations at Newman's Bar,
                                    Cleggan, 7.00pm

                                       Bingo - Claddaghduff Hall, 8.30pm

 Monday 6th August      Garden Trail

                                       Walk four gardens with the owners

                                       Bus leaves Cleggan bus stop at 1.30pm and

                                       returns 6.00pm.  Cost €5.

                                       Booking recommended.

                                       Contact Keara:  087-957-2240

                                       Mary Courcey Memorial 5 & 10 km Races

                                       Registration 6.00pm at Cleggan Comm. Centre

                                       Race starts:  6.30pm

                                       Prize-giving immediately after race, in the

                                       Pier Bar.  NOTE: over 12s only.

                                       Mary Teresa O'Toole Table Quiz

                                       Joyce's Bar, Cleggan. €20/table of 4.  9.30pm

 Tuesday 7th August       Voyage to Clare Island

                                         with archaeologist/guide MICHAEL GIBBONS

                                         Dep. Cleggan Pier. €50pp.  9.30am

                                        Booking essential:-                                       
                                        Ph. Willie Hughes:  095-44647


                                         Seafood Buffet

                                         Oliver's Seafood Bar/Restaurant, Cleggan

                                         Two sittings: 7.00pm & 8.30pm. €25 pp

                                         Contact Angela de Courcey 087-742-6620


 Wednesday 8th August   Paddleboarding

                                         Hourly from 12.00pm. Venue: Cleggan Beach.

                                         Book through Real Adventures website:



                                        Moyculle Drama Group, Aisleoiri an Bhaile


                                        'Failte Towers'

                                         Claddaghduff Hall, 8.00pm

                                         Entry €10.00

                                         Ceoil agus craic for sure!


 Thursday 9th August      Courhoor Walk

                                         With archaeologist/guide MICHAEL GIBBONS

                                         Meet at Claddaghduff Church.

                                          €10.  2.00pm


                                          Wine and Cheese

                                          Sweeney's Strand Bar, 9.30pm, incl. access

                                          to art exhibition & sale (prices displayed)


                                          Bat walk, with Dr B O'Connor

                                          Cleggan Farm, 10.00pm

                                          Park in small farm carpark on right before

                                          reaching buildings. Contact:- D McDermott,


 Friday 10th August         Children's shore walk

                                          led by Dr Brendan O'Connor

                                          Meet: Anchor Beach (Aughrusbeg), 10.00am

                                          Boots required.

                                          Produce Market

                                          Cleggan Community Centre

                                          A range of local produce will be on sale.


                                          Contact Deirdre McDermott:  086-233-9276


                                          Sea Shanty & Maritime Folk Song Workshop

                                          Claddaghduff Hall, 4.30pm.   €5

                                          Contact Deirdre McDermott:  086-233-9276

                                         Golf Three-Ball Scramble

                                          Connemara Championship Links,

                                          BallyconneelyMeet at clubhouse for draw

                                          at 4.30pm.

                                          Prizegiving:  10pm, Oliver's Bar, Cleggan.

                                          Contact Peter Higgins: 087-274-9548

                                          The London Shanty Choir perform sea

                                          shanties and maritime folk songs.

                                          Claddaghduff Hall, 8.00pm

                                          In aid of RNLI.  €10

                                          And in memory of Fergus Cahill

 Saturday 11th August     Omey Dash. Pier to pier novelty Duathlon

                                          (Cycle and run).  Omey.

                                          Presentation in Sweeney's afterwards.

                                          11.00am.  Regn.: contact Laurence Conneely


                                          '60s Disco

                                          Sweeney's Strand Bar, 9.00pm

                                          Fancy dress optional

 Sunday 12th August         Mixed Tag Rugby Blitz (ages 7-12)

                                           Claddaghduff Pitch, 12.00pm

                                           Contact Fiona Shanahan: 087-663-4328

                                      Wellness Make and Take Workshop
                                      Cleggan Community Centre, 3-5 pm.
                                      Come along and learn how to make your own
                                                self-care products that will rival any luxury spa!


                                          Claddaghduff Hall, 8.30pm


MUSIC throughout the period in various venues throughout the week, including:

- Sunday evenings from 7.15:  Liam and Paddy (Oliver's)

- Sunday nights:  Richie and Friends (Newman's)

- Wednesday evenings from 7.30: Trad/open mic night (Oliver's)

ART by local artists will be exhibited in the various bars throughout the area. Contact Janet Mercer, tel. 087-709-7980


Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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