Preview of 17th Scariff Harbour Festival

We heard yesterday from the wonderful Susan McKay who will open this year’s Scariff Harbour Festival 2019. The event is held in association with Waterways Ireland runs from today until Sunday.

It opens with a Christie Hennessey Tribute Concert performed and produced by RTE’s Aonghus McAnally today at the Church of the Sacred Heart. Other musical events include Riptide Movement, Na Fianna, Sean & Conor Price, Rofi James, Country & Irish at the Harbour with Michael O’Brien and Philomena McGovern, the Gearóid Devanny Band and 3 time All-Ireland winners, the Shandrum Céili Band.

There are nature, bio-diversity and scenic walks, boat tours and library talk; fishing and fitness, open days at McKernan Woollen Mills and Scariff Fire Station & an open-air mass, skills workshops, crafts & chainsaw sculptures, riverside park adventures; kids fun zone and the unique game of three halves, selection of Queen of the Waterways and the launch of a new kayaking club, the East Clare Paddlers.
There’s really something for everyone and Harry O’Meara from the Festival Committee joined us live on the show.