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Fleadh na gCuach (The Cuckoo Fleadh), a hugely enjoyable and successful traditional music and community based arts festival, now in its 14th year, takes place this May bank Kinvara County Galway Ireland
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Kinvara is a picturesque fishing village, located on the South Shores of the famous "Galway Bay". The Irish name for Kinvara is 'Chinn Mhara' which translates as 'the head of the sea', and that is exactly where Kinvara is located - at the head of Kinvara Bay.    

Kinvara Artists ; exhibition in JOHNSTONS HALL, Main Street, Kinvara, Co. Galway.
Fri June 27th - 7:30, Sat 28th at 10:00 am - 6.00 pm, Sun 29th at 12:00 am - 8.00 pm.

 

Dunguaire Castle Kinvara Co Galway Galway Hookers in Galway Bay near Kinvara
 
The entrance into Kinvara is marked by the remarkable 'Dunguaire Castle' (above left), which is open to visitors from May to October, and in which are held Medieval Banquets. The quaint harbour still holds working examples of 'Galway Hookers' (above right), the majestic sailing craft which used to ply their trade between Connemara & Kinvara, carrying turf.
 
Kinvara celebrates its culture and heritage each year when it hold two festivals, namely 'Cruinniu na mBad' and 'Fleadh na gCuach'. Cruinniu na mBad (The Gathering of the Boats), now heading into its 25th year, is Ireland's best know Galway Hooker festival. The festival is held in August each year.
 
Fleadh na gCuach (The Cuckoo Festival) which is held each year on the May Bank Holiday Weekend is a Traditional Irish Music festival, where one will find over 50 music sessions in the villages' pubs. In addition to the music, one can also find Art & Crafts, Poetry, Drama during the festival.
 
Kinvara boasts some 10 pubs including including M'Asal Beag Dubh Bar named after the noted poet Padraic O'Connaire. Each of these pubs are unique in their own respect, and some are known to hold Traditional Irish Music on a regular basis. Infact, Kinvara is known both nationally and internationally for its music.
 
 
 

 

 
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