Fun on the Shannon

That Beats Banagher Festival 2018

JULY 21ST & 22ND, 2018

That Beats Banagher festival takes place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of July. It is an annual festival focused around the river Shannon and the rich history of the town of Banagher. Each year the festival includes events of historical and cultural significance, workshops and demonstrations, and leisure events on the Shannon.

This year activities include a local food and craft market, the reopening of the popular Martello Tower Bookshop, afternoon tea, sporting events, and an eclectic range of workshops and courses including computer coding, children’s and teenagers illustration workshops, willow weaving and CPR training.

Following an evening of live music alongside the river, Saturday evening concludes with a fireworks display. Sunday is packed with events on the Shannon, including Wakeboarding, Zorbing, and open Canadian Canoeing. The big highlight though is the Galway Community circus on Sunday, and if you’re lucky you may glimpse ‘Monsieur Les Pompadu’ around the town. You can’t miss him though, he’s very very very tall.

Come along and enjoy a fun weekend on the Shannon.

EVENTS

SUN JULY 22nd, 2018 /
1:00PM - 4:00PM

Galway Community Circus

Come and learn circus skills with open workshops by Galway Community Circus! Our tutors can show you how to juggle with balls, dance with a hula hoop, balance flower sticks and manipulate clubs. You will learn at your own pace alongside our tutors who will also show you some cool tricks!

JULY 21st, 22nd, 2018 /
ALL DAY
Zorbing

Opening Ceremonies 2016 featured entertainment from the Niagara Star Singers, a Holiday Cirque Spectacular by Zero Gravity Circus,

JULY 22ND, 2018 /
1.00PM - 4.00PM
'Monsieur Les Pompadu' - Stilt Walker

The Art Gallery Walk lines both sides of Fayetteville Street with tents displaying original art created by local and nationally-known artists from across the country. 

ALL WEEKEND
Activities & Workshops

Activities for everyone

21JULY

All Day
Zorbing

Come on down the Marina and get into a big plastic ball and roll around for a while!

All Day
Banagher and District CFR group

Demonstrations of how to give CPR and use a defibrillator and the chance for the public to try out their skills

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Computer Coding for Kids (Scratch) - Computer & Fun Stuff

Learn the basics of computer coding by designing your own cartoon, lots of fun, games and activities. Booking essential for this event.

Details Price Qty
show details + €5.00 (EUR)  

11.00am - 4.00pm
Art Exhibition

Info

11:30AM - 3:30PM
Cartoon Capers

Graphic Comic Workshop with Alan Nolan

12.00PM to 5.00PM
Local Food & Craft Market

Info

12.30 - 5.30pm
Mark Wilson - Copper smith

Info

5.00pm to 7.30pm
Music and Chill at the Park

Info

9.30PM (Sunset)
Fireworks

Info

All Day
Martello Tower Bookshop

The Martello Tower Bookshop draws it’s stock mainly from a privately owned collection which includes books relating to Irish Literature, Art, Architecture & Heritage, and also some local history publications, maps and collectibles. The collection is curated by by Jas. Scully & Sons Co.Ltd.

10:00AM - 1:00PM
GAA

Series of matches and blitzes

11:00AM - 5:00PM
Face painting

Info

11.00am - 5.00pm
Willow Weaving Demonstration

Discover the traditional craft of willow weaving with basket maker Padraig Larkin

11:30AM - 1:30PM
Stand up Paddle boarding

A fantastic opportunity to have a taster of SUP – Stand Up Paddle boarding on the River Shannon during ‘That Beats Banagher’ Festival 2018.

12.00AM - 5.00PM
Afternoon Tea at charlotte's Way

How about a delightful afternoon tea in this 17th. century refurbished Georgian townhouse which counts among its previous residents the Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls husband of renowned author Charlotte Bronte.

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Heritage Walk of Banagher?

The dominant themes of the walk be Literary & Fortress Banagher. The former will be focussed around St.Paul’s and Hill House at the top of the town and the latter near the river, viz., Fort Falkland, Fort Eliza , Martello Tower & Cromwell’s Castle.

21JULY

All Day
Zorbing

Info

All Day
Banagher and District CFR group

Demonstrations of how to give CPR and use a defibrillator and the chance for the public to try out their skills

10:00AM - 11:30AM
Computer Coding for Kids (Scratch) - Computer & Fun Stuff

Learn the basics of computer coding by designing your own cartoon, lots of fun, games and activities

11.00am - 4.00pm
Art Exhibition

Info

11:30AM - 3:30PM
Cartoon Capers

Graphic Comic Workshop with Alan Nolan

12.00PM to 5.00PM
Local Food & Craft Market

Info

12.30 - 5.30pm
Mark Wilson - Copper smith

Info

5.00pm to 7.30pm
Music and Chill at the Park

Info

9.30PM (Sunset)
Fireworks

Info

All Day
Martello Tower Bookshop

The Martello Tower Bookshop draws it’s stock mainly from a privately owned collection which includes books relating to Irish Literature, Art, Architecture & Heritage, and also some local history publications, maps and collectibles. The collection is curated by by Jas. Scully & Sons Co.Ltd.

10:00AM - 1:00PM
GAA

Series of matches and blitzes

11:00AM - 5:00PM
Face painting

Info

11.00am - 5.00pm
Willow Weaving Demonstration

Discover the traditional craft of willow weaving with basket maker Padraig Larkin

11:30AM - 1:30PM
Stand up Paddle boarding

A fantastic opportunity to have a taster of SUP – Stand Up Paddle boarding on the River Shannon during ‘That Beats Banagher’ Festival 2018.

12.00AM - 5.00PM
Afternoon Tea at charlotte's Way

How about a delightful afternoon tea in this 17th. century refurbished Georgian townhouse which counts among its previous residents the Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls husband of renowned author Charlotte Bronte.

5.30pm to 7.30pm
Heritage Walk of Banagher?

The dominant themes of the walk be Literary & Fortress Banagher. The former will be focussed around St.Paul’s and Hill House at the top of the town and the latter near the river, viz., Fort Falkland, Fort Eliza , Martello Tower & Cromwell’s Castle.

22JULY

All Day
Banagher and District CFR group

Demonstrations of how to give CPR and use a defibrillator and the chance for the public to try out their skills

10.30AM – 12.00PM
Pitch & Putt workshops

(with qualified instructor)

11:30AM - 1:30PM
Stand up Paddle boarding

A fantastic opportunity to have a taster of SUP – Stand Up Paddle boarding on the River Shannon during ‘That Beats Banagher’ Festival 2018.

12.00AM - 5.00PM
Afternoon Tea at charlotte's Way

How about a delightful afternoon tea in this 17th. century refurbished Georgian townhouse which counts among its previous residents the Reverend Arthur Bell Nicholls husband of renowned author Charlotte Bronte.

12:00AM Onwards
Wakeboarding

1/2 hour slots €10.00 per session

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Galway Community Circus

Come and learn circus skills with open workshops by Galway Community Circus! Our tutors can show you how to juggle with balls, dance with a hula hoop, balance flower sticks and manipulate clubs. You will learn at your own pace alongside our tutors who will also show you some cool tricks!

1:00PM - 4:00PM
Juggler

Info

2.00PM - 4.00PM
Introduction to Open Canadian Canoeing

Shannon Adventure Canoeing are holding an introduction to Open Canadian Canoeing on Sunday 23rd July from 2pm to 4pm at the Marina, Banagher. All participants must be able to swim

All Day
Zorbing

Info

10.00AM - 12.00PM
Banagher United Soccer Club

Family Fun Day. Kiddies Coaching

11.30AM – 1:00PM
Pitch & Putt workshops

(with qualified instructor)

12.00PM - 4.00pm
Mark Wilson - Copper smith

Info

12.00PM - 4.00PM
Batik classes

by Carole Quinlan - for adults & children

12:00AM - 5:00PM
Face painting

Info

1:00PM - 4:00PM
'Monsieur Les Pompadu' Stilt Walker

'Monsieur Les Pompadu' is a French tourist from another era. He's a bit posh and a bit lost! Colorful, bright and very high up, he'll engage everyone from tall to small in his hilarious frenchy style.

2.00PM - 5.00PM
Sionn Mhara Bantry Bay Longboat.

Come and join the crew for a row on this locally handcrafted boat.Meet crew members and hear all about joining this local Water sports club.

COUNTDOWN TO THAT BEATS BANAGHER 2018