ESTER Kiely with Eilís Ní Dhonncha and her daughter Gráinne from the Headford Lace Project demonstrated their craft at the launch of the Corrib Beo Heritage Weeke events. Photo: David Burke

Hands around the Corrib for Heritage Week

Ferry service from Kilbeg to Knockferry to run for a day

YEARS ago, there was a lot of excitement around the idea of a bridge across Lough Corrib. Despite discussions by Galway County Council, and lots of lobbying, the project never came to pass.

But on Sunday August 21 we will have the next best thing: a ferry service from Kilbeg to Knockferry and back.

It will only last a few hours, but the toing and froing across the lake will emphasise the links between the lakeside communities.

Kilbeg is near Headford on the eastern side and Knockferry on the west is between Oughterard and Moycullen.

These links will have been fostered during Heritage Week, when places from Annaghdown to Oughterard and from Headford to Menlo will stage events. Galway city and suburbs will feature also.

These will range from wildlife walks to lacemaking, and all are under the patronage of Corrib Beo, the voluntary organisation set up in 2019 to create “a shared new vision for a living, vibrant Corrib”.

Heritage Week starts on Saturday August 13, and the schedule of Corribside events was launched in Claregalway Castle on Monday by Denis Goggin, the chair of Corrib Beo ...

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