Skerries Midsummer Festival

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Skerries Midsummer Festival

South Strand Skerries, Friday 21st June - Sunday 23rd June 2019

Part of Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Dublin, Surprising By Nature’ and in association with Fingal Tourism, Skerries Midsummer Festival celebrates almost two millennia of strong historic and cultural associations with the surrounding seas, since St Patrick himself first landed and lived on one of Skerries five islands all the way back in 432AD.

The weekend, to include the Three Island Challenge – Ireland’s first east coast Currach Race featuring the Skerries built Currach na Sceiri, in which the currachs must transport a full keg of Guinness around the three islands and back to shore!

This as well as paddleboard and kayak tasters with water-sport school Outdoor Dublin, swimming races, sailing displays, on-the-beach sports, sand castle competitions, outdoor cinema movies, and live music featuring foot-stomping bluegrass festival favourites Prison Love, all kicks off with a swanky Black Tie Ball in Skerries Sailing Club where vistas to two sides of Skerries’ unique peninsula allow patrons to enjoy incredible sunsets over the water to the east, and glorious sunrises over the islands to the west.

A beachside tented festival village of vendors, craftspeople and family amusements will be the hub for these cracking three days, as the Irish Foodie Town finalist’s 10 pubs and 20 restaurants serve up heaping helpings of hospitality – as well as the obligatory ice cream and chips by the sea!

Friday 21st June - Sunday 23rd June 2019
South Strand, Skerries, Ireland

Google Map of South Strand, Skerries, Ireland

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