Memories of Cruinniú na mBád 2018

A Galway hooker at Cruinniú na mBád 2018

The annual Cruinniú na mBád festival, celebrating the traditional commerce that existed between the coasts around Galway Bay, was held in Kinvara from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th August 2018.

Mass was celebrated at the pier on the Sunday.

Unloading the turf

 

‘Rás na gCurach – Craobh an Domhain’

 

Mass at the pier on the Sunday. Fr Hugh Clifford P.P. was joined by Fr Phonsie Flatley SMA and Fr Anthony Keane OSB. Photo by Thomas Quinn.

Mass was celebrated at the pier at 12 noon on the Sunday. Fr Hugh Clifford was joined by concelebrants Fr Phonsie Flatley SMA, a native of Kinvara, and Fr Anthony Keane OSB of Glenstal Abbey, who is a regular visitor for the Cruinniú. The Kinvara Parish choir sang at the Mass, and the liturgy was prepared by Marie O’Shaughnessy and Máire O’Keefe. Thanks to Christina Connolly of Kinvara FM radio for this recording of the Mass, which you can listen to by clicking here.

A view of part of the congregation at the Mass
Members of the Kinvara Parish choir, and Maeve Cairney, cantor of St Colman’s Church, singing at the Mass
The blessing of the boats by Fr Phonsie Flatley SMA
Fr Anthony Keane OSB, Fr Phonsie Flatley SMA, Fr Hugh Clifford PP
Climín seaweed raft racing
Enjoying the spectacle at Cruinniú na mBád 2018
Galway hookers
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