& learn about marine life at the Cuanbeo Marquee
Kinvara, CO Galway 9TH – 11TH AUGUST 2019

Cuan Beo, the community based organisation with a passion for improving the quality of life, environment, economy and heritage around Galway Bay has a fantastic line up as their participation at the 40th Cruinniu na mBád Festival in Kinvara.

Full Programme of Events here

Friday evening (9th August) is the opening Event at the Cuan Beo Marquee with a talk about 40 Years of Cruinniú na mBád by Michael Brogan, Chairman of Cruinniú na mBád followed by the Film ‘The First Cruinniu na mBad’ by Bob Quinn.

Saturday is a family friendly and informative day with the ‘Live Interactive Rockpool Aquarium’ filled with local specimens from Galway Bay, a series of cookery demonstrations by local chefs at the ‘Taste the Atlantic’ Kitchen and a coastal birdlife talk by Gordon D’Arcy.
Film makers Jill Beardsworth & Keith Walsh will be in the Cuan Beo Marquee to discuss their film ‘When all is ruin once again’. Awarded Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature at last year’s Galway Film Fleadh, and Best Feature Film at the Kerry Film Festival 2018, ‘When All Is Ruin Once Again’ highlights the power of film in conveying the environmental message and presents an unforgettable picture of a moment in time in the West of Ireland during the opening years of the 21st century.

Sunday commences with a talk about Boatbuilding with Coilin Hernon, with an Oyster Flat bottom boat being on display. Then we have the highly anticipated session with Gerry O’Halloran of Redbank Food and Diarmuid Kelly of Kelly Oysters who are going to tell us everything we need to know about Oysters.
Ollie Tully of the Marine Institute will be updating us on the important Native Oyster Restoration Project and scientist Simon Berrow will enthral about Whales and Dolphins around Ireland.
There will also be a cookery demo at the ‘Taste the Atlantic’ Kitchen as well as our Rockpool Aquarium which is open throughout the day. Local community groups and agencies including the Waters & Communities Office, Plastic Free Kinvara, as well as SeaSynergy from Kerry will be in the marquee throughout the weekend.

Our Programme of Events is sponsored by FLAG West, Galway County Council & BIM Taste the Atlantic. Cuan Beo as a community organisation are grateful for their continued support.

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