Regatta Fionn Trá
Ar an Satharn beidh na ceisteanna á chur ag an dTráth na gCeist a mbeidh ar súil i dTigh Uí Chúinn ag 9.30 i.n.
Beidh imeachtaí an Regatta féin ag tosnú ar a haon ar an nDomhnach an 9ú Iúil.
Beidh imeachtaí oiriúnacha ann do chách. Le blianta fada anois bíonn spórt agus craic ar siúl ar an dtráigh agus níos déanaí sa tsráid bhaile.
Tosnófar an chéad rás ar 1.45 i.n le Faoi 18, agus leath huair ina dhiaidh sin, Rás Mór na bhFear gach leath uair a chloig ansan, Rás faoi 14 Rás Mór na mBan, Rás Faoi 12, Rás Fear agus Ban, Rás Faoi 16 , ag críochnú ar 5.15 leis an Rás Meascaithe.
Ar an dtráigh ar dtús ar a 2:00 beidh an comórtas Togáil Caisleán/Ealaín Trá, á leanúint ag Spórt do Clainne ar a 3.30i.n agus dóibh súid a bhfuil fonn peile orthu an comórtas Cic Fada ar a 4.15. Seo linn ansan suas ar an mbaile, áit ina mbeidh Feis Rince ar a 5.30, ríleanna agus poirt.
Beidh gaigí Chorca Dhuibhne agus cuairteoirí ag tabhairt fé chaitheamh cruite ar a 7.00. Níl aon áit ar domhan níos fearr ná bheith suite ar do shuaimhneas sa sráid bhaile ag am luí gréine, ag éisteacht le cainteoirí na háite.
Bainimis go léir súp as an lá.
The fund raising table quiz will take place in Quinn's pub (The Ventry Inn) , starting at 9.30 pm on Saturday evening.
Sunday is regatta day proper in Ventry although there is much more than naomhóg racing lined up. Onshore diversions are a long standing tradition at Ventry regatta and those who have read Fiche Bliain ag Fás might recall that it was here that a young Muiris O Suilleabháin downed his first pints of porter.
The Naomhog racing starts at 1.45 pm with the under 18 race followed , at half hourly intervals, by the senior men’s race, under 14, senior women’s, under 12s, one man one woman, under 16 mixed, and concluding at 5.15 pm with the mixed race.
Entries for the naomhog races will be taken at the pier from 1.30 to 1.45pm.
Meanwhile, the onshore events will be underway on the beach, with the sandcastle/beach art competition. The idea is to get creative with anything that can be found on the beach -sand included- and there are prizes for the most artisitic result.
Family sports get underway on the beach at 3.30 pm and these will include lots of races and novelty events for children, parents and the generally adventurous. The Cic Fada competition on the beach at 4.15pm, will challenge anyone who thinks they should be playing for Kerry. And after that it is off to the village for more craic and what ever is your pleasure.
A feis rince will start at 5.30 pm with reel and jig competitions for young dancers, who are encouraged to bring their dancing shoes. The always highly contested horseshoe-throwing competition will be fought out on the village green at 7.30, this year we are expecting a number of vistors to take part.
And finally to finish it all off craic agus comhrá in Ventry Village.