Lough Corrib Cruise to Launch 2017 Festival

mayo.international.choral.fest.launchThe Launch
We invite all choir member and friends to join us on Saturday 3rd September for a lovely trip on Lough Corrib, when we will launch the 2017 Mayo International Choral Festival, taking place next May.
This is a two-hour cruise, which includes a 40-minute visit to Inchagoill Island, the lakes most famous island. Departing from Lisloughery pier, Cong at 3pm, from where passenger steamers once operated, expect a trip filled with song and lively banter, and a final song when all will be invited to sing together to launch the 2017 festival. The Vessel
The boat is a twin decked vessel with seating at tables for 40 passengers indoors and a further 38 outdoors on the open deck, and has toilet facilities.¬†This boat even has it’s very own bar!
The Cruise
The cruise, taking in the beautiful vistas on Lough Corrib, arrives at Inchagoill island at 3:30pm¬†approx¬†for a 40-minute visit. While on the island passengers are taken on a guided tour of St. Patrick’s 5th Century Monastic site. Historic points of interest include:¬†St. Patricks Church (5th Century),¬†The stone of Lugna (470AD: Gravestone of St. Patricks navigator),¬†The Church of the Saints (Built in 1180AD by the Augustinian Monks of Cong),¬†The burial tomb of Muirgeas O’Nioc (Archbishop of Tuam in 1128AD).
After the guided tour, passengers board the vessel for Ashford Castle, arriving there at approx. 5pm. Passengers have the option to disembark at Ashford and take a short walk back to Lisloughry, or continue on to disembark at Lisloughry pier.
More Details
The 2-hour Cruise departs from Lisloughery pier at 3pm, Saturday 3rd Septembers. There is a discounted rate to choir members and friends of ‚ā¨15 (tour is¬†normally ‚ā¨20) and choir members can book their place by emailing¬†info@mayochoral.com¬†or phoning 094 90 2 30 40. The festival is¬†encouraging all choirs in Mayo and neighbouring counties to assign at least two members of their choir to the trip to ensure¬†there is a full compliment of singers to sing in the 2017 festival.

Tour subject to weather conditions. Please contact us for further details.
 The festival is supported by Mayo County Council and Failte Ireland.