Rathmullan Blessing of the Boats

The Blessing of the Boats is a traditional annual community event held on the June Bank Holiday Friday in conjunction with the popular Sea Angling Festival in Rathmullan.

Starts: 31 May 2019

Ends: 31 May 2019

Area: Donegal

Venue Town: Rathmullan

Region: North West Ireland

The festival celebrates the seafaring and marine communities of Lough Swilly and seeks to promote awareness around water based activities and the safety of all participants on Lough Swilly. The Blessing of the Boats begins with a gathering of people and boats at the pier who share in music and song provided by the Colmcille Gospel Choir, the priest and minister bless the boats and refreshments are served in the sailing compound.

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