Galway County Council & Údaras na Gaeltachta/Comhairle Chontae na Gaillimhe & Údarás na Gaeltachta

Supporting Seafest and enriching our Maritime Communities/Ag tacú le Seafest agus ag saibhriú ár bPobail Muirí

Galway County Council and Udaras have joined forces to bring a large display and interactive activities focusing on maritime heritage with displays and demonstrations on traditional boat building together with environmental awareness including:

  • Traditional boatbuilding demonstrations with Badóirí an Chladaigh & Carraroe Mens Shed
  • Loughrea Craft Club will hold ‘Make and Do’ workshops for Children – Theme “The Sea & Boatbuilding”
  • Visual displays on Galway Blue Flag Beaches and Green Coasts, Galway Region of Gastronomy

Traditional Boatbuilding
10am – 5.30pm Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July

Children’s Maritime Crafts Workshops
11am-1pm and 2.30pm – 4.30pm Friday 30th June, Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July.

There is also an off site event taking place at An Cheathrú Rua & Inis Oirr:

Workshop delivered by Máirtín Davey, Pastime Chonamara on “Past and Present Traditions associated with the Seashore” – delivery will be through Irish but will accommodate non-Irish speakers if necessary.

An Cheathrú Rua 6pm Thursday 29th June 2017 – Venue Leabharlann an Cheathrú Rua

Inis Oirr 6pm Friday 30th June 2017 – Venue Oifigi Chomhar Chaomhán