Wednesday, 29th June 2011
The charming river village of Cheekpoint holds a week long celebration of the river starting June 26 with the arrival of the Inland Waterways Heritage Boats. Up to fifteen boats incluiding several full length barges will spend the week in Cheekpoint to help us celebrate the river and the Tall Ships. Events for later in the week are as follows:
Friday June 30
11 am – 1 pm. Guided Walk with maritime theme . Walk leader: Ray McGrath
2pm – 4 pm. River and Maritime Exhibition in the Reading Room, Cheekpoint. Curator: Andrew Doherty.
4.00 pm – 7.30 pm . Flotilla from Cheekpoint to Waterford to view Tall Ships and return to Cheekpoint by 7.30 pm. Boats of all kinds are invited to come to Cheekpoint to take part in this event.
8.00 pm. Blessing of the Boats
8.15 pm. Launch of Newfoundland Dory to the music of the Uileann Pipes played by Jimmy O'Brien Moran.
8.30 pm. Village fete and music on the Green, Cheekpoint
Saturday July 1
11 am-1 pm. Guided Walk with maritime theme. Walk leader: Ray McGrath
2 pm -4 pm. River and Maritime Exhibition in Reading Room, Cheekpoint. Curator : An rew Doherty.
4pm- 5 pm. A Tall Ship Diary and Other Readings. Excerpts from a Tall Ships Diary kept by Ray McGrath of a 28,000 mile voyage on board the Polish square rigger, Pogoria. Pogoria is taking part in this year's Tall Ship race. Other readings from Breda Murphy, Michael Fewer, Sean Doherty, Catherine Hearne.
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