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SeaFest Lough Swilly To Celebrate Second Year

15th June 2012
SeaFest Lough Swilly To Celebrate Second Year

#MARITIME FESTIVALS - The second SeaFest Lough Swilly is set to take place next weekend from 22-24 June, as the Donegal Democrat reports.

“SeaFest Lough Swilly is an event for everyone,” said Mark Wheeler of Rathmullan House, one of the weekend's organisers.

“For sailors and watersports enthusiasts, be they experienced or novice; for families in search of something active to do with the kids; for people who simply take pleasure in being at the seaside; and of course for everyone who enjoys good local food.”

The non-profit festival will let watersports novices sample the delights of windsurfing, sailing, paddle boarding, snorkelling and sea kayaking.

For landlubbers, meanwhile, there will be traditional vintage fairground games, local produce from the Donegal Country Markets, crafts from Donegal Designer Makers and musical acts performing all weekend.

Food is also a big aspect, with Mulroy Bay oysters, spit-roasted Donegal organic pork, Lough Swilly mackerel and Irish craft beers all on the menu.

What's more, Saturday 23 June will see the second annual running of the Saldanha Cup, a traditional cruiser-racer sailing regatta that commemorates the 200th anniversary of the sinking of the frigate HMS Saldanha.

And you never know - the SeaFest might even have some killer visitors, if last week's orca encounter is anything to go by!

The Donegal Democrat has more on the story HERE.

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