2018

FESTIVAL OF THE SEA

- PROGRAMME -


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PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO TRAGIC CIRCUMSTANCES ON CLARE ISLAND, THE TWO MICHAEL GIBBONS TRIPS HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED (SCROLL ON DOWN TO SEE THE NEW DATES - THESE NEW DATES ARE NOT IN THE DOWNLOADABLE PROGRAMME!!!




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 Fisherman'

                                      Claddaghduff Hall, 8pm. €15  Booking essential

                                      Contact Sue McAdams:  085-723-2275

                                      With Olwen Fouere, David Heap, Ben Keatinge, Macdara

                                                          O'Fatherta and uilleann piper Padraic Keane. Director Jeananne

                                                          Crowley.  Remembering Richard Murphy through live performance

                                                          of his work.  The event will feature the first ever staged 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 (NOTE: Now taking
                                   place on Thursday 11.00am, due to
                                   Galway hurling semi-final replay)
                                   Omey Strand, 2.00pm

                                   Men's married vs singles soccer match
                                   Omey Strand, 11.30am (NOTE: new time)


                                   Women's married vs singles soccer match
                                   Omey Strand, 12.00 midday (NOTE:
                                   new time)

                                    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

                                       Tour duration 3 hours approx.   Cost €5.

                                       Booking recommended.

                                       Contact Keara:  087-957-2240


                                       Mary Courcey Memorial 5 & 10 km Races

                                       Registration 6.00pm at Cleggan Comm. Centre

                                       Prize-giving immediately after race, in the

                                       Pier Bar.  NOTE: under 12s w adult 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

                                        POSTPONED!! NOW THURSDAY 9TH AUG, 9.30

                                       

                                         Seafood Buffet

                                         Oliver's Seafood Bar/Restaurant, Cleggan

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

                                         Booking essential

                                         Contact Angela de Courcey 087-742-6620


                                        

 Wednesday 8th August   Paddleboarding

                                         Hourly from 12.00. Venue: Cleggan Beach.

                                         €25. Book through Real Adventures website:

                                         www.realadventures.ie

                                    

                                        Moycullen Drama Group, Aisteoiri an Bhaile

                                        present:

                                        'Failte Towers'

                                         Claddaghduff Hall, 8.00pm

                                         Entry €10.00

                                         Ceoil agus craic for sure!

                                        

 Thursday 9th August    Family Sports Day

                                    Omey Strand, 2.00pm
                                    (Was originally planned for Sun 5th;
                                             changed due to replay of Galway hurling
                                             semi-final)




                                        Courhoor Walk

                                         With archaeologist/guide MICHAEL GIBBONS

                                         Meet at Claddaghduff Church.

                                          €10.  2.00pm

                                          POSTPONED: NOW SAT. 11TH AUGUST 3pm

                                         

                                          Wine and Cheese

                                          Sweeney's Strand Bar, 9.30pm, includes

                                          exhibition of art for sale (prices displayed)

                                       

                                          Bat walk, with Dr B O'Connor

                                          Cleggan Farm, 10.00pm

                                          Park in small farm carpark on right before

                                          reaching buildings. STRICTLY NO DOGS

                                          ALLOWED (this is a sheep farm). 

                                          Contact:- D McDermott,

                                          086-233-9276


 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.

                                          10.30-1.00pm.

                                          Contact D McDermott:  086-233-9276

                                        

                                          Sea Shanty & Maritime Folk Song Workshop

                                          Claddaghduff Hall, 4.30pm.   €5

                                           
                                         Golf Classic

                                          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

                                          085-871-9111


                                          '60s Disco

                                          Sweeney's Strand Bar, 9.00pm

                                          Fancy dress optional


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

                                           Claddaghduff Pitch, 12.00 midday

                                           Contact Fiona Shanahan: 087-663-4328


                                      Wellness Make and Take Workshop
                                      Cleggan Community Centre, 3-5 pm.
                                      €30
                                      Come along and learn how to make your own
                                               self-care products that will rival any luxury spa!

                                          Bingo

                                          Claddaghduff Hall, 8.30pm


NOTES:-

MUSIC throughout the period in various venues throughout the week.

ART by local artists will be exhibited in the various bars throughout the area.

Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

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