Dooagh Day

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Dooagh Day 2018 -
Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July!

Come Join us on Sunday July 15th 2018

for our

4th Annual Dooagh Day Festival!

 
 
 
 

Curragh Racing!    

Rásaí Currach!

Join us for our feature event - Our Traditional Curragh Racing from the Dock in Dooagh. In 2015 Thomas McNamara and Brian McNamara were victorious and lifted the Clew Bay Cup and Gracie Cafferkey and Christina McNamara finished first in the ladie's competition! Can you unseat the champions?

Face Painting! 

Péinteáil Aghaidhe!

Let the kids feed their wild imaginations as our talented face painters turn them into lions, aliens or whatever they want!

Rubber Duck Race!
Rás Lacha Rubar!


A colourful display of 600 Ducks make their way down the Mill River in Keelwest to the finish point at the Dock Road Bridge! Duck lines are on-sale in local businesses throughout the island!

Live Music | Ceol Beo

Scoil Acla belting out Traditional tunes with other performers like renowned harpist Laoise Kelly and Johnny Keegan with a good mix of songs! Something for Everyone!

Museum & Exhibition | Taispeantas Stáirúil

Join us and take a step back in time at our village Museum and Photograph Display. Learn how our ancestors lived and worked and how different the village is today. Open Friday thru Sunday.

Dooagh Pipe Band! 

Banna Píob Dhú Acha!

You can't have Dooagh Day without the Dooagh Pipe Band. Established in 1947 with a membership of 11, St. Patrick's Pipe Band has marched each year on St. Patrick's Day. The Pipe Band also appear at the Achill Half Marathon, New Years Eve, Easter Sunday and other various events during the year!

Kid's Field of Fun! 

Sport & Spraoi do Phaistí!

There's something for all the family on Dooagh Day! 3 Large Bouncy Castles* should keep the young ones entertained!

(*Bouncy Castles are provided by reputable company, are fully compliant with Health & Safety and have full insurance.)

Sheep Dog Trials Exhibition
Trialacha Madra Ciorach

Join Eneas Kane for a true masterclass in sheepdog handling. Eneas uses 5 of his sheepdogs simultaneously!

Saturday Night Concert
Ceolchoirm Oíche de Sathairn

Food and Sweet Treats!
Bia agus Milsean

Join Dooagh Day for our concert and disco on Saturday night. In the past we've had Ireland's top Rebel Band - "The Rebel Hearts" & Mayo's own "Flat Out" in aid of Dooagh Pipe Band.

Try some traditional Achill fare like homemade boxty or fresh Achill Island Seafood. There will be plenty for the kids too with sweet treats like crepes, ice-cream and candyfloss! 

Cumann Currach Baile Úr - Baile Úr Curragh Club
Est. 2015

Cumman Currach Baile Úr was Established in 2015 with the view to reviving the famous Dooagh Currach Races held at Dooagh Dock but sadly finished in the late 1980s.


Dooagh Day 2015 saw the first Currach Race held in Dooagh in 30 years. The Inaugural Dooagh Day Currach Race Winners were Gracie Cafferkey and Christina McNamara in the Ladies' Race and Tommo McNamara Walsh and Brian McNamara in the Men's Doubles.

Dooagh Currach Racing Winners

2015 - 2017

2015

Men's Clew Bay Cup 
Brian McNamara & Tommo McNamara Walsh

Ladie's Mick Fadian Memorial Trophy
Gracie Cafferkey & Christina McNamara

2016

No Races - Poor Weather Conditions

2017

Men's Clew Bay Cup
Johnny Cafferkey & Brian McNamara

Ladie's Mick Fadian Memorial Trophy 
Maeve Cafferkey & Noreen Gallagher

2018?

Will 2018 be your year?! 
To find out more contact us here at Dooagh Day and we can put you in contact with a member of the Currach Racing Committee!