Sunday, March 17, 11am-8pm at Base Nàutica de Barcelona, Platja Mar Bella
Iomramh and Irish in Barcelona present the 10th Mediterranean Currach Regatta. We will join the city in celebrating St Patrick’s Day and Irish culture on the Mediterranean coast. This unique sporting and cultural event featuring 3 Connemara style rowing boats built by artist Mark Redden will gather foreigners and locals for a showcase of Irish culture including Bauma’s traditional music, Aires Celtes and Nuala’s Irish dancing and Irish food and drink. This family fun day boasts plenty of entertainment for children from 12.00 to 3pm, with a toddlers play area by Mamma Proof and an art workshop with Koala Art for Kids, as well as face painting and magic balloons!.
This year the event will have Kingspan as its main sponsor. This Irish company will be launching their 3-year partnership with Ecoalf Foundation, a non-profit organisation that takes 120 tones of marine debris out of the Spanish coast each year. Kingspan will help the Ecoalf Foundation close the loop by recycling as much of this ocean debris as posible, giving it a second life in materials that will be used to manufacture energy-efficient insulation panels.
Crews from all over the world will row the currachs from Base Náutica, a spectacular setting for a regatta To enjoy and care for the oceans is the main message of the event this year, and kids workshops will aim at learning about plastic recycling. The event is free so bring friends and family to cheer and celebrate Ireland on this special day on the beautiful Barcelona coast, all are welcome.
- 11.00 First race
- 11.30 Irish Dancing with Aires celtes
Food and drinks served
- 3:00 Final Race
- 3.30 Awards & Speeches
- 4:00 Nuala Irish Dancing
- 4:30 Bauma traditional Irish music
- 5:30 DJ Hector McCarthy
- 8:00 THE END
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