The annual Bere Island Festival returns, filled with fun for all the family. The packed programme includes events ranging from live music and regatta fun to biathlons and BBQs.
Tuesday 2nd August
Soccer Tournament Draw – To enter a team contact David Elphick 086 8779667.
Wednesday 3rd August
Festival Table Quiz – 8pm at The Bere Island Hotel.
Thursday 4th August
Children’s Biathlon – 2pm from the Community Centre.
Cycle to the Cross and then run to the village.
Children’s Fancy Dress, Talent Competition and Disco – 5pm at The Bere Island Hotel
Friday 5th August
Children’s Sports Day – 2pm at The Rec. (GAA Pitch)
Adult’s Biathlon – 7pm Cycle from the West End Pier to the Hotel and then run to the village
Live Music – 10pm in Dessie’s and The Bere Island Hotel
Saturday 6th August
Bere Island parkrun – 9.30am from the GAA Pitch
Watersports – 12 noon at the Pier, Rerrin
• Swimming • Walk the Pole • Pillow Fights • Kayak Racing • Raft Race • Rowing • Prize giving
Regatta Farmers Market – 12 noon at the Pier Rerrin
To book a pitch or for more information please contact Leila on 086 1012027.
The Hold book launch and concert by The Starlings – 7pm The Lecture Theatre, Rerrin POSTPONED
Mary Sullivan in collaboration with Bere Island Women Create will launch The Hold, a book outlining how 24 island women came together during lockdown. They created a unique patchwork quilt based on the hold the island has on them with an exhibition centred on their lives as island women. The launch will be followed by a gig by The Starlings (free event).
Live Music – 10pm in Dessie’s and The Bere Island Hotel.
Sunday 7th August
Annual Graveyard Mass – 10am St Michael’s Church
5-a-Side Soccer – 12 noon at the GAA Pitch
Festival BBQ – 2pm at The Bere Island Hotel
• Live music • Pedal go-kart event • Egg throwing • Poc Fada • Wheelbarrow Race
There will be bus transport from the Hotel to Robbie’s Cross for the Poc Fada along the low road
Music and RNLI Festival Draw- 10pm at the Bere Island.