Ahoy there craic lovers, welcome to the good ship Rosses Point Shanty Festival – Ireland’s premier knees-up for sea dogs and party pups. The Metal Man and his scurvy crew are setting course for another epic three days of shanties, fun and friendship this summer. It’s down in the Captain's log for June 14, 15 and 16th so look lively about it; get your ditty bag in order and your passage booked.
And let thee be warned, our press - gang are in an ugly mood this year. They’ve already pressed into service shanty singers from Holland, Germany, England, Scotland, France and Ireland. And don’t think we’ve not got our eyes on our local rock hoppers, a bawdy crew far too interested in their grog, but sing they will, come hell or high water.
And don’t think all ye Rosses Point sailors and families who jumped ship out foreign are safe: Our theme this year is “Home from the Sea”, so you’re expected to turn to at the appointed hour, ship shape and Bristol fashion - you’re all booked on board.