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Raise the anchor
Rosses Point Shanty Festival sets sail
June 13th 14th 15th 2014

The good ship SS 'Shanty Festival'
casts off for 2014 in Rosses Point


CAPTAIN Paul Devaney cast off the good ship "Rosses Point Shanty Festival" on Friday evening as all the performers gathered at a welcome party in Sligo Yacht Club.
Groups from the Shetland Islands, Finland, Germany, England, Scotland and, of course, Ireland were on hand to hear Captain Devaney officially launch the 2014 festival. The skipper comes from a long line of ship's captains and seafarers. After speeches from Sligo Yacht Club Commodore Brian Raftery, Joy Harron, of sponsor Malin Waters, festival chairman Willie Murphy and master of ceremonies Tony Mannion, the Shanty mood was cracked open with a gusty song from seasoned festival performers The Drunken Sailor.
Festival chairman Willie Murphy thanked all who had helped to make the event happen and paid particular thanks to Sligo Yacht Club, the core venue for the 2014 event, and all the sponsors such as Malin Waters.


THE CAST-OFF CAST: Captain Paul Devaney, centre, who launched the 2014 shanty festival with speakers Willie Murphy, Brian Raftery, Joy Harron and Tony Mannion at Sligo Yacht Club

Gill Painting

Just putting the finishing touches now in preparation for another great Rosses Point Shanty festival, come and join us for a weekend of song and fun, full details on the programme page.....and don't forget Sunday 15th is dress up like a Pirate Day.


Help the Festival

The Rosses Point Shanty Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and all profits are donated to the RNLI, the charity that saves lives at sea. We appreciate all the help we can get to aid in the ongoing running costs of the festival. To become a friend of the festival, and to help keep the shanty festival going, please donate €50 by clicking the button below (secured by paypal).

If you wish to donate another amount to aid in the ongoing costs and help the running of the festival, please click the button below to pay securely online via paypal. All help, no matter how little or small is greatly appreciated to keep Ireland's premier shanty festival ship-shape and seaworthy!

Helping the

The Rosses Point Shanty Festival supports the work of the RNLI. Sligo Bay is
one of the newest lifeboat stations in Ireland. Operating an inshore B class Atlantic 75 lifeboat it
provides search and rescue cover for the area between
Downpatrick Head and Inismurray Island. This station is classed as a Discover station.

Shanty Offers

For some info on some of the special shanty offers we have arranged, click here!

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