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What's on next week (15–21 June)

12th June 2009

Irish weather is impossible to accurately predict, so what’s on next week that might cheer you up if it’s grey – or get you outdoors if it’s fine? Lots of sailing, for one thing: National Squib and Ruffian Championships at Dun Laoghaire, Lambay Races at Howth, a Regatta and RS Elite UK Nationals at RNIYC, and Skerries has the Fireballs. For speedfreaks, head to Cavan for the Irish Powerboat Club’s Race Weekend on Lough Ramor.
The Inland Waterways Association of Ireland have lots going on this week, from the Midsummer Party at Lough Ree to the Knockninny Cruise to name just two events. Keeping the whole family entertained is easy too: go south for the Cork Midsummer Festival and Cobh’s Summer Swing, or head to Dublin city centre for a free Handel’s Messiah Concert at Christchurch, or a Summer Solstice Walk starting from Dublin Castle, and of course Rathfarnham’s Summer Fair at beautiful Marlay Park.

Events – Monday 15th to Sunday 21st June


18th–25th June – National Squib Championships, UK & Ireland. Royal St. George YC

19th–21st June – Ruffian Championships, Royal St. George YC

20th June – Lambay Races, Howth YC

20th June – RUYC Regatta, RNIYC

20th–21st June – Fireball Leinster Championships, Skerries SC

25th–28th June – RS Elite UK Nationals, RNIYC


21st June –  Irish Powerboat Racing Club Race Weekend Lough Ramor, Co. Cavan National Powerboat Race


19th–21st June – Carrick-on-Shannon Branch, IWAI, National Flight Centre Midsummer Party. Nuns Island, Lough Ree

19th–21st June – Thomastown/Enfield: Mullingar RCAG 9th Annual Rally & Canal Festival (organised by the RCAG)

20th–21st June – 38th Shannon Harbour Canal Boat Rally

20th June – Knockninny: Cruise to Knockninny (Summer Solstice), Belturbet Branch

20th June – New Ross Boat Club: Midsummers BBQ, Barrow Branch IWAI

20th June – Newry to Portadown: Bike ride in partnership with Translink for National Bike Week


13th–28th June – Cork Midsummer Festival – with shows, outdoor installations, interactive entertainment including the Street Performance World Championships... it’s all here, and for all the family

18th June – AIB Street Performance World Championship 2009, Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 12 noon to 8pm, free entry

19th June – Handel’s Messiah Concert, Christchurch Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8. 7pm. Free concert featuring the 2009 Dublin Messiah Festival Chorus Conducted by Simon Carrington. The Chorus is comprised of three choirs from the US, with over 100 voices

19th–21st June – Donegal International Rally, Letterkenny

21st June – Summer Swing 2009, Cobh, Co. Cork. Cobh welcomes the magnificent cruise liner Crown Princess – enjoy the free family entertainment

21st June –  Summer Solstice Walk, Dublin. Participants will receive a guide to the hour-and-a-half walk which begins at 6pm on June 21st at Dublin Castle’s upper yard

20th – 21st June – Summer Fair, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, South Dublin. Free admission and car parking, 10am to 6pm both days

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