|Bantry Atlantic Challenge 2012|
FRIDAY – 20thJuly
10am: Street Market (Wolfe Tone Square)
7.30pm: Dog and Terrier Racing (Lower car park)
SATURDAY – 21stJuly.
1.30pm: Parade of Nations: The Flags and colours of 16 international gig crews with local clubs and pipe bands.
2.00pm (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Scots and Irish Airs, Army No.1 Band, The Carrigaline and Ballingeary Pipe Bands. (various street locations around town until 5pm)
2.30pm: Opening ceremony: By Michael D. Higgins
3.30pm: Musical Interlude (No.1 Army Band)
4.00pm: Captains Gig (viewing location at the working pier)
7.30pm: Talk: History of Bantry Longboat Restoration (location – Bantry Library)
8.00pm (FINGE FESTIVAL) – Tin Pan Alley (Rock and Blues) Live and Free around the town.
10.00pm (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Twilight Pageant (location – Wolfe Tone Square)
|Pirate Festival during the Atlantic Challenge – join the fun on Saturday the 28th July 2012 as Bantry attempts a Guiness World record for the biggest pirate gathering EVER!|
SUNDAY – 22ndJuly.
10.00am – Slalom (Viewing location – Abbey Point)
2.00pm – Rope Work (Location – Wolfe Tone Square)
2.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Children’s Fancy Dress Parade (Fun and Frolics for the entire family) – For this fun filled event brimming with GREAT prizes meet in Barrack Street in your best fancy dress!
4.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Twelve Bells (sea shanties) Live and free
8.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – The Roaring 40’s (swing and jazz) live and free
10.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – The Cujo Family (Eclectic Mix) live and free
MONDAY – 23rdJuly.
9.30am – Oars and Sails 1 (viewing locations: Air strip car park, abbey point, Bantry pier, Whiddy pier)
2.30pm – Sailing 1 (viewing locations: Whiddy, roadside lay-by’s between Ballylickey and Glengarriff)
TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
I am running short on time and haven’t typed all these details in yet. BUT, seeing as this is a sight for kiddies and families, I will concentrate on the FRINGE FESTIVAL EVENTS as they are so exciting for kids. (please leave a message if you really want the non-fringe programme events for the above days)
|Bantry Bay Pirate Day. Guiness World Record Attempt for the largerst pirate gathering ever!|
SATURDAY – 28thJuly.
12.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Pirate Flotilla: From the heat of competition comes joy of friendship in one all mighty splash up! (Viewing locations – Abbey Slip/ Harbour view)
3.30pm –(FRINGE FESTIVAL) Latin Express (salsa rhythms)
6.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – Closing Ceremony and banquet of Atlantic Challenge 2012 at Westlodge Hotel.
8.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – CoCoMoJo (Funk)
10.00pm – (FRINGE FESTIVAL) – The Calvinists (Alt. Folk – Americana)
SUNDAY – 29thJuly.
2.00pm – The Farewell race of friendship: the wind down of Atlantic Challenge 2012.
11.00pm – Bantry Bay Festival of Food – A culinary celebration with Bord Bia (harbour view car park)
1.00pm – Sea Shenanigans – Currachs, Windsurfers, Wooden Boats.
11.30pm – FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! (Location – lower car park).