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A Visitor Guide to County Kerry

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Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Ventry Regatta 2017

ventry regatta 2017

22/07/2017 to 23/07/2017

Ventry Venue

Ventry, County Kerry

Ventry Regatta is an event which has taken place annually for decades. It has grown from what was essentially Currach racing competitions to a much more varied programme of events for all the family and for all ages.
The main events are still boat races with many competitions for adults and children.
On Saturday July 22nd Ventry Regatta 2017 kicks off with a treasure hunt on the beach followed by talk on the Archaeology of Ventry. There will be a fund raising table quiz in Quinn’s pub at 9.00 pm.
All the main racing activity takes place on Sunday.
The Naomhog (Irish name for canoe or currach) racing starts at 1.45 pm with the under 18 race followed by the senior men’s, under 14, senior women’s, under 12s, one man one woman, under 16 and finally the mixed race. 
On shore there is lots of entertainment including a sandcastle/beach art competition, family sports, Cic Fada (long kick) competition, Irish Dancing competitions, a horseshoe-throwing competition, poetry, song and much more.

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