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Registration will take place in the Alcock and Brown Hotel at the town square in Clifden between 11.00 & 1.00 on the day of the race. Gannons Sports will also be receiving hand delivered entries on the Saturday preceeding the Race. Please note that the start line is a 5 – 10 minute run/walk from the registration point and is located outside the Abbeyglen hotel a short distance up the Sky Road. Finally a note to all walkers, those walking the race will START at 1.30 For enquiries Tel: 0868549355
Prize Giving for the Sky Road 10k will take place in the Alcock and Brown on Sunday 2nd June at 10pm
A warm and heartfelt welcome to the 29th Conamara Bog Week Festival. It is as always a space for expression for the whole community. The variety of events that are on the programme will excite, entrance, and involve hundreds of people in making fun.
This year’s programme will have some familiar faces like Johnny Connolly, Marie Walsh, The Kane Sisters and Marcus Hernon and some old friends back after some time Paul O’Driscoll, Declan Corey, Tommy Carew and newcomers such as the highly acclaimed London based box player John Bowe and young singer songwriters Sabrina Dinan and Ultan Conlon.
A big part of our festival is the lovely natural mixing of ages. Our official opening with its mix of young musicians and ‘senior’ players sets the scene for a natural inter-generational mix which in many ways is unique to our country and particularly evident in Conamara. This mix remains a cornerstone of our festival. In essence Conamara Bog Week provides a space to nourish ourselves and to give vent to this generous creative force that is so much part of Conamara. We invite you all to join us.
Thanks to all who support Conamara Bog Week – FORUM, The Leader Programme, Connemara West, Connemara Community Radio, Galway County Council, The Arts Council, GMIT, Rogan’s Gala, Clifden Chamber of Commerce, Kylemore Abbey, Renvyle House Hotel, Molly’s Bar, The Bards Den and the myriad of individuals who put their shoulder to the wheel.