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What's going on Next Week

3rd July 2009

So much to do, so little time... No excuses, though, as the sun is shining after all the rain and there’s scads of sailing – and other – events around the country this coming week. For traditionalists, the Yawl Sailing Festival at Achill Island is a must-see; there’s Championships galore (J109, Feva, Fireball, Munster Waterski Opens); but the big event of the week is the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009, a four-day sailing extravaganza with everything your little nautical heart could wish for.

The philanthropic amongst us could raise money for Temple Street Children’s Hospital at the RIB Run, for cancer treatment at the Galley Flash Rowathon, or support the Emergency Services Cycle in Skibbereen. Enjoy a Canoing River Trip, or visit any one of a number of festivals the length and breadth of the island. Have a great one!

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4th July – 30th August – Achill Yawl Sailing Festival; Cruinniú Bádóirí Acla. A series of weekly races at Achill Island during July and August involving Traditional Achill Yawl Sailing Boats

6th–10th July – Cadet Sailing Course, RNIYC 

6th–10th July – Junior Sailing Courses, Mullaghmore Sailing Club

9th–12th July – Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2009. Official Functions: 8th July – Civic Reception, Town Hall (invitation only), 7pm–9pm; 9th July – Official Opening, Royal Irish YC (invitation only), 12pm; and 12th July – Final Prizegiving Ceremony, National YC, 3pm. Racing: 9th July – 1st gun 15:25hrs; 10th July – 1st gun 11:55hrs; 11th July – 1st gun 11:55hrs; and 12th July – 1st gun 10:55hrs

9th–12th July – J109 Irish Championships, Dun Laoghaire

10th–12th July – RS Feva National Championships, Royal Cork YC

11th–12th July – Fireball Open Championships (sailed as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, 9th–12th July)

12th July – Dinghy Regatta, Howth YC

11th–12th July – RIB Run for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

11th–12th July – Munster Open Waterski Championships, Cork PB&WSC, Dripsey, Co. Cork

Rowing – Coastal
3rd – 6th July – Edermine Regatta, Edermine, Co Wexford. Run over 2 of 3 evenings

10th – 11th July – Galley Flash Rowathon, Galley Flash Rowing Club, Ardfield Rathbarry Rowing Club. A 24-hour rowathon to raise funds for Aid Cancer Treatment

12th July – Ballinskelligs Regatta, Co Kerry

12th July – Sherkin Regatta, Sherkin Island, off Baltimore, Co. Cork

12th July – St Michael’s Regatta, West Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

12th July – River Trips, from 10am until 4pm, Euro 40

10th July – Dungarvan Open Water Swim, 7.30pm, Munster Swim Ireland. Email: [email protected]

11th July – Grainne Uaile, Clew Bay, Innishoo island to Newport, Co. Mayo. 10k. Race Secretary – Trevor Wood 087 960 8318

11th July – Rambler Trophy, confined. Cork. Rossbeigh–Kerry, 1200–1700

11th July – Open Boat, Killala Boat Club, Killala Bay

12th July – Lough Rynn, Mohill, Co. Leitrim (SRFB). Contact Mark Corps at 087 672 7194

12th July – 1st Leg – Pat O’Hara, Killala Boat Club, Killala Bay

12th July – Open Shore, Cois Fhairraige/Carna, Renvyle, 1300–1700

12th July – Vincent Brown Memorial Open, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, 1000–1700

12th July – Rinnashark, Portlally, 1700–2100

12th July – Ballyhonnick, Co. Cork (SRFB). Contact Mark Corps at 087 672 7194

26th June–12th July – Killarney Summerfest. One of Ireland’s premier festivals, bursting with an eclectic range of activities to appeal to all ages and tastes. Outdoor concerrts and theatre, exhibitions, kids events and more – a range of activities to appeal to all ages and tastes. Enjoy fantastic days and nights experiencing events such as outdoor theatre, hot air ballooning, major outdoor concerts, art exhibitions and children’s events

6th–8th July – Stay Safe at Sea Safety Training Course. A sea safety training course for fishermen, provided by BIM’s Coastal Training Unit

9th July – Galway Cathedral Recital (8pm) featuring Dolce Divas, Voice (sopranos and piano)

9th–12th July – Dublin Circus Festival, Temple Bar, Dublin. A four-day outdoor extravaganza of spectacle, street theatre and circus performances from all over the world

9th–12th July – Féile Bia na Mara – Achill Seafood Festival –  a diverse programme of events and activites over three days, including yawl racing (Friday 10th July) for the Patten Memorial Cup and Kayaking for Children (Sunday 12th)

9th–12th July – Lough Ree Environmental Summer School & Arts Festival. Held in Lanesboro and Ballyleague for one week each year to increase awareness of the environment, this 12th event will be created and run by the staff of Lough Ree Development Co-op. Facilitators this year: Dick Warner, Gordon Darcy, Fr. Peter McVerry, Michael Casey and KIeran Furey

9th – 12th July – Athy Bluegrass Music Fesitval. 19th Annual Athy Bluegrass Music Festival features some of the best bands from the USA, Europe and Ireland in concert and on a gig trail in several venues

10th–12th July – Donovan Days, in collaboration with Cavan County Museum and Cavan County Council Arts Office. A three-day celebration of art, music, poetry and life of songwriter and recording artist Donovan including concerts, films and discussions

10th–19th July – Ballina Salmon Festival. Ten days of fun-filled artistic and cultural events includng fishing, swimming, dancing, indoor soccer, sports day, Triathlon, walking tours – lots of things to do and see!

11th July – Emergency Services Cycle, Skibbereen, Co. Cork. Email: [email protected]

11th July – Carlingford Lough Endurance Challenge. A three-person team endurance event including running, mountain biking and kayaking. Starts at 10am and runs for between 4 to 7 hours. Post events: food, music and craic guaranteed

12th July – All Ireland Metal Man Triathlon, Rosses Point, Sligo. Olympic Distance Triathlon with 300+ competitors, also focusing on a very big family day out with food, street entertainment and demonstrations by the RNLI and Fire Service

12th July – Lough Ine Challenge, Baltimore. 9am. 250 competitors. Swim in the harbour of 1,500 metres followed by a 46km cycle to Skibbereen, Castletownshend, Tragumna, Lough Ine and on to Baltimore, finished off with a 10km run

13th–15th July – Stay Safe at Sea Safety Training Course. A sea safety training course for fishermen, provided by BIM’s Coastal Training Unit

13th–17th July – Nevsail Watersports Summer Camp, The Promenade, Kilkee, Co. Clare. Training courses in sailing, sail boarding, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing, children and adults, beginners to experienced. Tel: Dave 086 330 8236 or email: [email protected]

15th–19th July – Castlegregory Summer Festival. Fun for everyone with treasure hunts, magic shows, run races, sandcastle competitions, football, discos – simply too much to mention!

16th July – Galway Cathedral Recital (8pm) featuring David Connolly (Dun Laoghaire), organ

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