Hurrah...here comes the weekend again. And a long one as well......life can be great. So, what's on.
The Bandon Music Festival is kicking off today with acts like Republic of Loose and The Blizzards lining up. The festival will continue until Sunday night.
If you are in Cork on Saturday, the Ocean to City race is on. The race is 15 nautical miles. It begins in Crosshaven, then out to the mouth of Cork Harbour, Roches Point, (boats that are suited to Ocean rowing will be going to Roches Point this year if weather conditions are favourable) back into the Harbour and down the long straight to Cobh, passing in front of the quays. It continues on past Monkstown and on to Passage West before entering Lough Mahon.
The Ocean to City Food Market will be situated in the perfect spot on Lapps Quay where local artisan producers will provide a tasty selection of food to sustain you at the finishing line of this years Ocean To City Race. The market will feature over 20 local producers and slow food traders ranging from The Crepe Man’s sweet and savory crepes to Barrie’s cooked free range meats and O’Flynn’s Gourmet Sausages. O’Conaill Chocolate will also be there with their extensive range of hot chocolates and artisan coffee.
And of course....Saturday night is our wine tasting in Grenagh.....I am already excited. We got some great wines from France and Italy...and I am preparing some awesome finger food.
And don't forget the marathon....the runners can attend a pasta party thrown by
Nash 19 where they can tuck into hand-made Martelli Pasta. If you go to cheer the runners up on Monday (starts at 9am), look out for Catherine O'Regan. She is 72 years old and will run her 86th marathon (go for it girl - I will be watching from a distance ;-).
A food market will be held in Bishop Lucy park, so if you can't make it to the market on Saturday....here is another chance.
All of you....wishing you a great weekend ahead.