Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival 2017
Where: Baltimore, Co. Cork
(See below for exact location)
When: 26th -28th May
Enjoy days bygone with this traditional boat festival
The Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival is a real treat for sailors and boat lovers alike and this years promises to be another great event. The festival is a celebration of the traditional timber sailing boats of Ireland and includes a number of races and talks that will showcase traditional Irish wooden boats.
The aim of the festival is to encourage the appreciation and celebration of the tradition of wooden boat building. Ireland has a long history of boat building from early hide covered boats of our first ancestors, to the iconic Currach and Galway Hooker.
What makes this festival even more exciting is it’s run in conjunction with the Baltimore Seafood Festival so there will be plenty of the best food and drink Baltimore has to offer! Food tents will line the pier serving up some of west Cork’s finest fish and local produce.
Where exactly is the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival?
And the best advice we can share…
- While in Baltimore make sure you take a boat out to fastnet lighthouse or do a bit of whale spotting
- Book your accomdation now and stay a few days to take it beautiful West Cork
- Start making plans now, and enjoy yourself!
Visit the official site: www.baltimorewoodenboatfestival.com