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Baltimore Pirate Weekend

When: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 - Sun, 18 Jun 2017
Where: Baltimore

A weekend of events remembering in an entertaining way one of the most sensational events in Baltimore’s colourful past and one which made the village a focus of international attention – the attack by Barbary corsairs known as ‘the Sack of Baltimore’. However, the Algerians were by no means the only pirates operating in the waters around Baltimore. The bays and inlets of Roaring Water Bay were the principal European base for pirates of many different nationalities who plied their trade right across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

The festival includes attractions for all ages (some serious, some less so) based on the theme of the sacking and the story of pirates and piracy around these shores.

 
 

 

Programme for 2017

Throughout this piratical weekend a competition will run for the best-dressed pirates including most bubbly buccaneer dad (for father’s day) and best dressed pirates in the pubs on Friday & Saturday evening

Competition for best Dummy Pirate with €100 voucher prize for the winner !

Young Pirates of the Day - booty prize-giving will take place on Sunday afternoon at 4pm in the Playground

 
 

 

Friday 16th June

Salty Sea-Faring Adventures watching for whales, dolphins, seals and basking sharks.  Morning and afternoon boat trip and we have 5 boats available to take you out – prices vary between €25 and €50 depending on the boat/duration of the trip.  Prebook 087-7961456

Pirate exhibition in Dún na Séad Castle open from 11am to 6pm – adults €5 and accompanied children free of charge

Buccaneer Bash at 8pm

·         Welcome to the Baltimore Sailing Club Hearty Buffet

·         €15 pp buffet including wine / children under 12 yrs old €5

This event is open for everyone so come along family, friends and lone pirates!

·         Best dressed pirate of the evening - competition & prize

·         After-dinner entertainment, raffle & treasure map competition

 
 

 

Saturday 17th June

Salty Sea-Faring Adventures watching for whales, dolphins, seals and basking sharks.  Morning and afternoon boat trip – prices vary between €25 and €50 depending on the boat/duration of the trip.  Prebook 087-7961456

Pirate exhibition in Dún na Séad Castle open from 11am to 6pm – adults €5 and accompanied children free of charge

Pirates & Fairies Trail 10am to 6pm Inishbeg – find hidden pirates in the gardens and woods. Children under 12 free, adults €6.

Treasure Hunt starting 12noon in the Playground – for children aged 10 and younger.  Form a team of 4 (which must include a parent).

Pirate Sand Castles & Art on Sherkin Island 2.30pm to 4.30pm.  Take a ferry at 12noon or 2pm from Baltimore Pier.

Competition: make sand castles or art on the Cow Strand.  Ferry tickets Adults €12 and children €4 (family tickets 2+2 €28).

Prize giving in the Jolly Roger afterwards (various categories)

On the mainland

Sing and swing along with “Chapter 2” band in the Square outside the Waterfront / Bushe’s Bar from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants locally and head to a

Music Session:

Sibin, Rathmore from 9:30pm with Kieran Cooke – Western & Old Time

Casey’s of Baltimore from 9:30pm with Torc - Traditional Irish Music

Offshore / Island Trip – ferry to Sherkin Island at 8.30pm (return at 12midnight) and enjoy the music in the Jolly Roger Taverne with “Vagabonds & Thieves”. 

Best Dressed Pirate competition with drinks prize. 

Also the announcement of best pirate dummy and prize giving.

 
 

 

Sunday 18th June

Salty Sea-Faring Adventures watching for whales, dolphins, seals and basking sharks.  Morning and afternoon boat trip – prices vary between €25 and €50 depending on the boat/duration of the trip.  Prebook 087-7961456

Pirate exhibition in Dún na Séad Castle open from 11am to 6pm – adults €5 and accompanied children free of charge

Boat Trip on the River Ilen - Baltimore Pier to Inishbeg Estate / Gardens.  Leaving at 11am and departing Inishbeg at 2.30pm. Prebooking essential by texting 087-2638470

Ticket €25pp incl gardens entry fee / children €10 / family €60

Pirates & Fairies Trail 10am to 6pm Inishbeg – find hidden pirates in the gardens and woods. Children under 12 free, adults €6.

Children’s best dressed pirate competition with parade starting at 12:30pm from the Square, via the harbour to the Playground

Ye little swashbucklers and seafarin’ scoundrels’ fun & games in the pirate playground between 1pm and 4pm (fundraiser for the Wild Atlantic Pool).  These include: 

Man Overboard, Fishing, Welly Wanging, Walk the Plank, Shuffle Ball, Ring Throwing, Splat the Rat, What’s in the Box, Hoop, Goaly shoot-out, Coin Treasure, Croquet, Colouring Competition and “dad versus children” Tug of War.  Entry €5 per child for unlimited fun & games and prizes for everyone.

Also best dressed boy & girl pirate & best father’s day pirate judging & prize giving.

Face Painting Fee €2 per child

Finish the weekend with music in the Square outside the Waterfront Bar from 5pm.

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