|Kinvara County Galway|
During the great famine in the mid eighteen hundreds, many starving people were to set sail for far off lands from this small harbour. Dun Guaire Castle is located in the background just above the two boats on the left of this picture. Maybe you can make it out in an enlarged version of the above.Medieval banquets are held here regularly during the holiday season.
|The traditional Galway Bay Hooker|
The festival known in Irish as Cruinniu na mBad, the Gathering of the Boats, attracts many people over the coming weekend, and these old boats will travel to Kinvara from other harbours and islands along our western coast, to take part in boat races and all the other festivities that make this a memorable weekend, and full of what we know as Craic. Now bear in mind also that what we call Craic here is the name we give to great fun, and if somebody tells you that they had great Craic last night you now know what that means. Got it?
If you enjoy traditional music and plenty of all that goes on in the old style Irish pubs, then Kinvara is the place to be this weekend.
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