Sunday 5th August
Fishing for Kids
Fishing for Kids5th August 2018 10.00 am
Children (7–12 years only) are introduced to fishing in a friendly and safe environment. Prior booking necessary at O’Meara’s totalhealth Pharmacy, Scariff (061 921 028). Numbers limited to 20 children. Festival wristband required.
Derg Boat Trips
Derg Boat Trips5th August 2018 10.00 am
Derg Boat Trips with their 8 person RIB #Cealtra will take visitors to the 2018 Scariff Harbour Festival, on a fun and fully guided boat trip along Scariff River, followed by a series of high speed manoeuvres on Lough Derg. Boarding at Scariff Harbour beside the Waterways Ireland Building. Operating Saturday and Sunday of the Festival from 10am to 6pm with six trips per day. Fares: €20 for Adults and €12 for Children under 16 with Festival Wristband. Booking is essential via firstname.lastname@example.org or 087-2523503 www.dergboattrips.ie
Waterways Ireland Building
Art Exhibition 5th August 2018 10.00 am
Artist Helene Rodgers, who comes from Aughrim in Scariff, will hold an exhibition of her work in the Waterways Ireland building in Scariff Harbour over the festival weekend. Check with information desk for opening times
Scenic Walk in association with Clare Walks Ltd
Scenic Walk in association with Clare Walks Ltd5th August 2018 11.00 am
Guided two-hour walk on the East Clare Way with spectacular views of Lough Derg and the East Clare countryside with a choice of two loops, shorter (4.5 miles) and longer (10 miles), to chose from. Registration at the Market House from 10am. Festival Wristband Required.
Traditional Skills Workshops
Traditional Skills Workshops5th August 2018 12.00 pm
Watch and take part in displays of traditional skills run by experienced tutors: Copper Leaves, Wooden Rustic Faces, Corn Dollies and Harvest Favours. Festival wristband required.
Street Arts and Crafts Fair
Street Arts and Crafts Fair 5th August 2018 12.00 pm
Craft workers, artists, organic growers and food stalls display their wares in this open-air street market
Outdoor Mass at Mass Rock
Outdoor Mass at Mass Rock5th August 2018 12.00 pm
Festival mass at the historic site where mass was celebrated in secret during the period of repression of Catholic worship in the 17th century. All welcome. Weather dependent.
Busking Competition5th August 2018 12.00 pm
Open to all. Cash prizes. Register at Information Desk. Festival wristband required.
Riverside Park Adventures with Get West
Riverside Park Adventures with Get West5th August 2018 1.00 pm
10th Clare Mounthshannon scout group with displays, activities and scouting games for kids. An afternoon of fun and adventure, featuring: Mobile Mountain Bike Course, Archery Tag, Ireland’s Tallest Climbing Wall, Hoverball Archery, Footdarts, Water Walking Zorbs, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and an Obstacle Course. Festival wristband required.
Boat Trip and Guided Tour of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra)
Boat Trip and Guided Tour of Holy Island (Inis Cealtra)5th August 2018 2.00 pm
Gerard Madden, local historian and author of the histories of Holy Island, Scariff, Mountshannon and Tuamgraney, offers boat trips to and guided tours of Holy Island from Mountshannon Pier. Trips on the hour, €12 per person (€10 with Festival Wristband).
Children’s Art Workshop with Roisin Bent
Children’s Art Workshop with Roisin Bent5th August 2018 2.00 pm
Join in a fun workshop for kids. Paint, decorate and take home your own ceramic egg. Create your own designs! Draw funny faces! Have Fun! Festival wristband required
The Armagh Rhymers – Old Mummers Show
The Armagh Rhymers – Old Mummers Show5th August 2018 2.00 pm
The Armagh Rhymers are one of the most celebrated traditional music and theatre ensembles on the Island of Ireland. Founded in 1970’s, through music, storytelling and drama, they provide an experience that is both entertaining and educational. Their colourful costumes evoke a sense of tradition and history and encapsulate the spirit of the Wren boys and the ancient house visiting traditions of Ireland, where the kitchen floor became the stage. The Rhyming tradition is a celebration of the ‘theatre of the people’ and has inspired many poets such as Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, John Montague and John Hewitt. The Armagh Rhymers have been committed to promoting peace, tolerance and reconciliation for over 40 years. One of the main concepts underpinning their work is the importance of understanding and acceptance of different cultures, ideas and languages. Festival wristband required.
Irish Dancing5th August 2018 5.00 pm
Pupils of the Anne Burke School of Irish Dancing perform. Festival wristband required
Queen of the Waterways Finale
Queen of the Waterways Finale5th August 2018 5.00 pm
Contestants in the fifth Queen of the Waterways grace the main stage, where former TV personality Ciana Campbell will introduce and interview them. Festival wristband required.
Star of Munster Céili Band
Star of Munster Céili Band5th August 2018 7.00 pm
We are delighted to have one of our fantastic local bands, The Star of Munster Céilí Band, play an excellent selection of Reels, Jigs, Polkas and Hornpipes. The line-up of Sean Murphy on Accordion, Ralph Morgan on Banjo, Fintan McMahon on Keyboard and Dave Culligan on Drums ensures that there will be plenty of lively music guaranteed to get all set dancers really enjoying themselves. Festival wristband required.
The Kings of Connaught
The Kings of Connaught5th August 2018 9.30 pm
Multi-instrumentalists The Kings of Connaught grew up in the West of Ireland, steeped in the tradition of Irish music and features Liam O’Grady, Mark Costello, Macdara Connolly, Thomas Ryan, and Michael Tully. As well as garnering peer regard, the band’s talent and youth appeal have caught the eye of the industry both at home and abroad. The Kings of Connaught have taken up the mantle of keeping alive our great heritage and culture of Irish Ballads and have been described by critics as “exciting young balladeers who sing with a rawness and emotion that is comparable only to the singing of The Dubliners\". Festival wristband required.