The Inis Oírr Currach Races are held on the second weekend of August each year -subject to the weather conditions. The festivities include Tug O'War, weight throwing, kid’s races and other competitions as well as music and craic. For the latest updates check out their facebook page.

A currach is a traditional Irish boat with a design which is unique to Ireland & Scotland. It has evolved over time, and there are many regional variations. A modern currach is constructed with a timber frame, a canvas is stretched over the frame and it is then coated in tar. This makes a lightweight and versatile boat. In good hands, it is capable of handling surprisingly heavy seas.

The currach was an integral part of island life for centuries. It was a working boat, used for fishing, cargo and transportation. The tradition of currach racing has been kept up on each of the islands and most seaside towns around the west coast.  For more information check out this article about its history.

 

This year we have expanded our family range of bikes to include tag-alongs. These are perfect for younger family members who may not be up to cycling for long on their own. They get to cycle or coast as they wish, while feeling like they have their own bike. Tag-along bikes have been such a hit that we have already ordered more!

The recommended age group for the tag-alongs is 4 to 10 years up to a maximum weight of 75lb (34Kg)