October 19th-28th

Great music, walking and talking at Sea Week.

On Saturday 19th Conamara Sea Week opens in style at Interface at Inagh – a new exciting arts facility founded by local artist Alannah Robbins featuring the work of Irish and International artists – some of who have been living in Conamara as part of an artist in residence programme.

This festival, which is on the go since 1984 and is the winner of the premier arts award for Co. Galway is based around the Quaker village of Letterfrack, which is also the gateway to Connemara National Park who will also feature a number of events throughout the week.

The first weekend is focused on community with lots of events for family & children all wrapped up with great music in the local pubs.

Throughout the week there will be a schools programme organised by ecologist Gordan Darcy but undoubtedly the big event in the middle of the week is the After the Light night time Parade with all the 5 primary schools, GMIT Letterfrack, Youthreach, GRETB, the Crèches and the Brothers of Charity all taking part. The village goes dark and a light filled colourful parade goes through the village finishing up in the green space at the Connemara West Centre where giant fire Sculptures are lit. Making for a night of myth, magic and a hint of madness.

And as always, thanks to CW who provide tea & goodies for everybody in the Courtyard Cafe.

Thursday the 24th we also feature active Age Club lunch and music at Rosleague Manor courtesy of Mark & the Team. Later that day at 7pm in Veldons Seafarer, awarding chef Jonathan Keane of the Lodge at Ashford, will organise the community dinner. Places limited booking essential cost 35.

The bank holiday weekend will have great music, a brilliant art exhibition in the Connemara National Park and will end in style with a jazz lunch in the Seafarer at 1pm on the Monday featuring the amazing Paul O Drisscoll Jazz Trio.



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