Currach racing in East Wall

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DAVE KELLY speaks to Noel McGuinness about the upcoming Currach Races at East Wall, Dublin. Dave explains his devotion to Currach racing both on the Liffey and further afield. Dave shares details of how to get involved with the sport, at the Tolka estuary to sample life in the Currach. They share details of Currach racing and how it compares to other forms of boat racing.

They paint a picture of how operating the currach works and the different combinations of teams which can feature. They move on to speaking about how the East Wall Currach races have come about, having previously raced in the 1980s. A Currach league was formed in 1992 and they hope if there is the interest that they could form a club.

They finish by giving particular time details of the event and extend an invite to anyone interested to attend.

Duration: 08'14" DATE: June 14, 2013
Interviewer:Noel McGuinness
Producer:Zandra Ball
Interviewee:Dave Kelly
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Current Affairs
Keywords:currach racing, east wall currach races, boat racing, currach regatta, currach dublin, east wall water centre
LocationEast wall Time Period:2013
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20130614_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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