The Cape Clear Walking Talking Weekend is an opportunity to savour the superb scenery and breathtaking views of this magical island in the company of knowledgeable guides. It is also a chance to glimpse some of the fascinating wildlife of land, sea and air for which Cape Clear is famous. As well as exploring the island itself, participants are invited to discover something of its history, music and folklore at a number of informal gatherings.
2012 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Friday 4 May
6 pm Tourist Office Opens for Registrations & Information
6.30 pm A few words of welcome outside the Tourist Office.
7 pm A short historical walk around North Harbour cost €5
8 pm Recommended evening meal in upstairs in Club Cléire, to be joined by local musicians. Please book in Siopa Beag, cost €15.
10 pm Traditional informal session in Club with local musicians - musician and singers are invited to contribute.
Saturday 5 May
9.30 - 10.30 am Tourist Office open for registrations and information
10 am–12 noon Garden Walk with Sally Davies - Explore the ring and call into some local gardens on the way, cost €5
12 noon–1 pm Tourist Office open
12.30–4 pm Explore some of the historical, archaeological and other sites of Cape Clear with Author and Poet Chuck Kruger visiting the former fish farm, now vegetable production in polytunnells, and the Island heritage centre cost €7 ( including contribution towards heritage centre)
8 pm Recommended evening meal Ciarán Danny Mikes, cost €15 to be pre booked, to be joined by some of the guides.
10 pm Music Session - Ciarán Danny Mikes
Sunday 6 May
11.30 am–12.30 pm Tourist Office open for registrations and information
12.00–3 pm Rediscover the new improved marked trails with Seamus Ó'Drisceoil, visiting the island goat farm en route, cost €5
1 pm–3 pm Tourist Office open.
3 pm Circumnavigate the Island in the Dún an Óir 11 with commentary by Niamh Ní Drisceoil - weather permitting, cost €7
4.30 pm–5.30 pm Tourist Office open.
5 pm–7 pm NEW EVENT - Nature Walk with resident ecologist Geoff Olive, discover the emerging flora and fauna with our entertaining local ecologist, cost €5
Monday 7 May
11.30 am–12.30 pm Tourist Office open
12 noon Historical Walk around Island
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