Regatta Fionn Trá / Ventry Regatta July 29th 2018 (TBC)
This year the regatta weekend gets underway on 29th July (TBC) with a historic talk on this starts at lunch time - 1.00 p.m. A treasure hunt on the beach will take place on Saturday at 3.00, this will start from Oifig sn Phoist. The fund raising table quiz will take place in Quinn's pub (The Ventry Inn) , starting at 9.00 pm on Saturday evening.
Sunday is regatta day proper in Ventry although there is much more than naomhóg racing lined up. Onshore diversions are a long standing tradition at Ventry regatta and those who have read Fiche Bliain ag Fás might recall that it was here that a young Muiris O Suilleabháin downed his first pints of porter.
The Naomhog racing starts at 1.45 pm with the under 18 race followed , at half hourly intervals, by the senior men’s race, under 14, senior women’s, under 12s, one man one woman, under 16, and concluding at 5.15 pm with the mixed race.
Entries for the naomhog races will be taken at the pier from 1.30 to 1.45pm, and competitors are strongly urged to get their entries in at this time to help the timely running of the event.
Meanwhile, the onshore events will be underway on the beach, with the sandcastle/beach art competition. The idea is to get creative with anything that can be found on the beach -sand included- and there are prizes for the most artisitic result, the beach art competition will be judged at 2.30.
Family sports get underway on the beach at 3.00 pm and these will include lots of races and novelty events for children, parents and the generally adventurous. The Cic Fada competition on the beach at 4.00 pm, will challenge anyone who thinks they should be playing for Kerry. And after that it is off to the village for more craic and what ever is your pleasure.
A feis rince will start at 5.30 pm with reel and jig competitions for young dancers, who are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes. The always highly contested horseshoe-throwing competition will be fought out on the village green at 7.00, this year we are expecting a number of vistors to take part,and, meanwhile, those of a poetic inclination will be warming up for a competition of verse.
And Finally to finish it all off craic agus comhrá in Ventry Village.
- Address: Ventry, Co. Kerry
- Telephone: (066) 915 9060
- Distance from Dingle Town: 5-10km
- Nearest Town or Village: Ventry / Ceann Trá