Heritage Festival 2018

Programme for Jamestown Heritage Festival 2018

Friday 25 May

      • 9.00pm

        • Boat arrivals and welcome evening of finger food and music in Arch Bar, Jamestown

      • 10.45pm

        • Firework display in pump field

Saturday 26 May

10.00am Prop and Shaft check by Leitrim Sub Aqua club at Jamestown Quay

Display of latest Civil Defence underwater search equipment at Jamestown Quay

11.30am Talk by Alf Monaghan on "Doon to Diesel, a review of the importance of Drumsna and Jamestown in Transport History" in Jamestown Community Centre

1.30pm Cookery Demonstration by Sham Hanifa of The Cottage Restaurant and other local chefs at Marquee at Jamestown Quay

3.00pm Air/sea rescue display and landing Jamestown

4.15pm Short concert by "The Beached Whales Choir" from Denmark and our own Millennium Choir at Jamestown Quay

7.00pm Special heritage festival church service in Jamestown Church

8.30pm Welcoming BBQ and reception hosted by local community, followed by music with the Nolan Brothers and friends at Jamestown Quay

Sunday 27 May

10.00am Engine maintenance workshop at Jamestown Quay

11.00am Children's swim in Aura Leisure Centre

12.00pm Talk by Brian Goggin on "Royal Canal Boat Sinking Tragedy in 1845", Jamestown Community Centre

2.00pm Picnic at Jamestown Quay with classical guitar by John Crowe. Bring your own picnic or enjoy food prepared at the Quay by "The Cottage and Oarsman Restaurants" and lovely cakes and sweet things by "Bits & Bytes Cake Co"

6.00pm Stroll over to Drumsna and enjoy an evening of dancing at the crossroads and more at Quay Street

Monday 28 May

10.00am Trip by bus to Arigna Mining Experience

9.00pm Table quiz, Mulvey's Arch Bar, Jamestown

Tuesday 29 May

11.00am Visit to Leitrim Flowers, Kilnagross. Guided tour and talk on "Creating your own wild flower garden" by Kealin Ireland

8.30pm Talk by Alf Monaghan on "Monastic Ireland - A gift From the Nile!" in Jamestown Church

Also display by Carrick Historical Society

Wednesday 30 May

11.00am Talk on "Upper Shannon fishing techniques, best bait and equipment", by Terry Mann at Shannon Tackle, Jamestown

12.30pm Walking Tour of Jamestown with local historian Mary Butler

8.30pm Walk over to Drumsna to enjoy the entertainment in their 3 wonderful bars

8.30pm Talk by Gerry Gavin on "Barging and Boating on the Continent" in Duignans Bar, Drumsna

Thursday 31 May

11.00am Visit to Drumsna Garden Centre, followed by a talk on "Creating the perfect maintenance free hanging baskets" by Geraldine Monaghan

8.30pm Bingo at Drumsna Community Centre

8.30pm Talk on Hotelboat "Lovely Leitrim" with Bibi Baskin at Jamestown Quay

Friday 1 June

12.00pm Golf at Carrick on Shannon Golf Club

9.00pm Concert in Jamestown Church with Leitrim Male Choir and special guests, featuring many barge and boating songs

Saturday 2 June

10.00am CPR talks and demo by Phelim Nevin at Jamestown Quay

12.30pm Talk on "The Shannon's Hidden Locations & Gems" by author Donal Boland in Drumsna Community Centre

2.30pm - 6.30pm Heritage afternoon in Drumsna with street entertainment, stalls, guided walks, traditional method demonstrations and much more. Street circus with "Monsieur Gusto"

8.30pm Back to Jamestown Quay for "The Boaters host an evening with a visit from Harvey the Wallbanger" and entertainment by "The River Shannon Big Band".

Launch of the Heritage Boat Association book "Cool Metal Clear Water"

After Dark Boat lighting competition sponsored by King & Moffat

Sunday 3 June

Morning Prepare for departure of barges and boats to Carrick on Shannon

Afternoon Parade of barges and boats in full colours through Carrick as part of The Carrick Carnival

Evening Anchor out in Murray's Bay across from Landmark Hotel for evening, creating a major spectacle and great photo opportunity. This is then followed by the huge Carrick firework display with the raft having the best seat in the house. Hopefully all boats and barges will light up and fly their flags

Monday 4 June

The Carrick Carnival organisers would love to see as many of the boats and barges as possible staying in Carrick for the week of their festival which culminates the following Friday with "The Taste of Carrick Event" at the quays