Exciting times for Donegal when the Venture Offshore Cup Race 2016 races into Killybegs. They arrive in Killybegs on Thursday the 16th of June on Leg 5 of the race from Galway and leave on Friday the 17th of June for Belfast with the leading boats expected around noon.
As the boats can’t race into Killybegs harbour, the Venture Offshore Cup organisers have added an extra Leg of the race especially for Donegal and this will take the racing boats past Killybegs and out to Muckross Head thereby affording spectators a chance to see the boats racing past in their full glory.
They then make their way into Killybegs harbour and the brand new marina there to board up for the night of festivities ahead.
Killybegs will have on-street entertainment for the boat crews and the many visitors expected in Killybegs that day to savour the excitement and join in the festivities planned.
Muckross Head, County Donegal
Boat photos by kind courtesy of Aidan Foley, Event Director, VENTURE CUP
Thursday, 16th June 2016 (Leg 5) Galway to Killybegs, County Donegal
Friday, 17th June 2016 (Leg 6) Leaves Killybegs, County Donegal for Belfast
The Venture website: http://www.ventureoffshorecup.com/
Their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/VentureOffshoreCup/
More about Killybegs and more photos of the town http://www.welovedonegal.com/killybegs.html
Killybegs Tourist Office: http://www.killybegs.ie/
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